Joss Stone is returning to her roots with “The Soul Sessions Volume 2,” a sequel to her 2003 breakthrough album that will also see her reuniting with original label S-Curve Records. The album is due on July 31.
As projected last week, country singer Eric Church takes his third album, "Chief," straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 145,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan (with an even bigger sales figure than expected). The debut marks the artist's first topper on not just this chart but also on the Top Country Albums tally. (Please note: this story was revised at 3:00 PM PST on Aug. 3 after Nielsen SoundScan reprocessed its sales data.)