Despite an underperforming first single and a back-to-the-drawing-board delay, Rick Ross' "Mastermind" beats out Pharrell's "G I R L" to open atop the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 179,000 copies sold in the week ending March 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Jennifer Lopez moves 25-19 on the Social 50 chart after the debut of her new single, "I Luh Ya Papi," which features French Montana. The cut was announced on March 5 via Lopez's Facebook page, helping spur a 55% rise in conversation about J.Lo (plus 355,000 new fans) on the platform in the week ending March 9.
Carlos Vives blasts onto the Latin Airplay chart at No. 1 with "El Mar de Sus Ojos" (featuring ChoQuibTown). The debut marks the eighth chart-topper for the Colombian singer, and his second to start at No. 1, following "Volvi A Nacer," which opened at the top in October 2012.
A trio of artists set new career benchmarks in the top 10 of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, led by Eli Young Band's first No. 1 and best career sales week. The group's fifth album, "10,000 Towns," opens with 36,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
After their well-received live performances at the Academy Awards, broadcast on ABC on March 2, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and Idina Menzel's "Let It Go," the latter of which won best original song honors, both shine on the Billboard Hot 100. The former leads the list for a third week, while the latter blasts into the top 10, vaulting 17-9.
"Glee" star Lea Michele is heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry sources forecast the actress/singer's debut set, "Louder," to sell upwards of 50,000 to 60,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 9.