Movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 chart, include: Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger," which had its best sales week since April; a remasterd reissue of Kiss' classic "Destroyer" album; The Darkness who return to the survey for the first time since 2005; and Train, who has two albums on the chart thanks in part to a "Today Show" performance.
Rick Ross claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as God Forgives, I Don't bows atop the list with 218,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.That gives the Maybach Music Group mogul his best sales week yet, topping the 198,000 that Trilla opened with at No. 1 in 2008...
While Rick Ross's "God Forgives, I Don't" bowed atop this week's Billboard 200, others artists percolating below, include: hard rock band Testament with their highest debut ever; Carrie Underwood who gets a video bump; the reggae/hip-hop duo Aer's "The Bright Side;" and Elvis who notches his 124th(!) charting album.
Take That member Gary Barlow confirmed his expected double victory on the new U.K. sales charts on Sunday (June 10). His Diamond Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project with the Commonwealth Band secured a second week atop the album chart, while the title track raced 11-1 on the singles survey with the biggest weekly track sales of the year of 142,000 units, according to the Official Charts Company. Meanwhile, Adele's "21" dropped out of the top ten for the first time after an unbroken run of 71 weeks.