The Billboard 200:
Rick Ross ruled the top of the Billboard 200 this week, as his "God Forgives, I Don't," bowed atop the tally with 218,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It is the hip-hop veteran's fourth No. 1 set. Ross' album was one of three arrivals to the top 10. Additionally, Bee Gees' "Number Ones" made a surprise return at No. 5 while Joss Stone's new "The Soul Sessions: Vol. 2" bowed at No. 10.
But now, let's take a look at some of the other movers and shakers on the Billboard 200 -- outside of the top 10:
-- Testament: Rock band Testament returns to the Billboard 200 with its first album since 2008, and its highest charting set ever, as "Dark Roots of Earth" debuts at No. 12 with 20,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.
-- Carrie Underwood: The premiere of the music video for her album's title track ("Blown Away") helps push the set up 25-20 with a 23% increase. The song also zips 11-3 on Country Digital Songs and 54-20 on Hot Digital Songs (65,000; up 81%).
-- Aer: The reggae/pop/hip-hop duo's (David von Mering and Carter Schultz) debut album "The Bright Side" bows at No. 85 on the Billboard 200, No. 10 on Rap Albums and No. 19 on Alternative Albums (5,000 sold).
Released exclusively via digital retailers, the set sold especially strong in Boston, where it was the week's 19th biggest-selling album in that city. (Not terribly surprising, as Aer is from Weyland, Mass. -- 20 miles away from Boston.) The album was among the top 40 sellers in Hartford, Conn., and Providence, R.I. as well.
The act, which played all three days of the Bamboozle Festival in May, currently has concert dates lined up through October. On the digital front, Aer has accumulated nearly 6 million views and 11,000 subscribers to its official YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/TheAerMusic).
-- Rush & James Taylor: More albums impacted by Amazon MP3 99-cent deals dot the chart this week, where both Rush and James Taylor benefit from the cheapie discounts. The former's "Clockwork Angels" is up by 258% (rising from No. 70 to No. 13) while James Taylor's classic "Greatest Hits" hits a new chart peak, reentering at No. 15 (up 1,142%).
-- Joey + Rory: The country duo's "His and Hers" starts at No. 112 and also enters at No. 24 on Top Country Albums (4,000 sold). On the latter tally, the act previously notched a pair of top 10s with its first two studio sets in 2008 and 2010. (A No. 59-peaking Christmas album followed in 2011.)
-- Phish: The whopping 43-song live set "Chicago '94" debuts at No. 121 with 4,000 sold -- seeing 82% of its first week come from sales via the Internet. It's likely that most of those were generated by Phish.com, which offered exclusive versions of the set with bonus materials.
-- Elvis Presley: The King's latest compilation "I Am an Elvis Fan" debuts at No. 137, giving Presley his 124th charting album (debuting nearly 35 years to the date of his death). It extends his lead as the act with the most entries in the Billboard 200's history.
Since the debut of No. 1 album "Elvis: 30 #1 Hits" on the Billboard 200 dated Oct. 12, 2002, Presley has been a near constant presence on the list, racking up a total of 21 debuts.
In that span of time, only four other acts have notched more entries: Bill & Gloria Gaither (with 34), the Kidz Bop Kids (33) and Willie Nelson (23).