The Billboard 200:
John Mayer continued to rule the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, as his Born and Raised sold another 65,000 this past week (down 70%). Three new albums debuted in the top 10 on the tally, led by Regina Spektor's What We Saw From the Cheap Seats at No. 3 with 42,000.
Now, let's look at some of the movers and shakers farther down this week's list:
-- Luke Bryan: The singer's third album Tailgates & Tanlines crossed the million mark in April and hasn't sold less than 20,000 in a week since March. More impressively, it has moved more (1.12 million) than his first two studio sets combined (1.10 million). This week, Tailgates jumps 15-9 on the Billboard 200 with 24,000 sold while its current single, "Drunk On You," maintains its bullet at No. 4 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
-- Johnny Cash & Musique Pop: Johnny Cash's Opus Collection was released last week to commemorate what would have been the legend's 80th birthday in February. The 16-cut Starbucks-exclusive set enters at No. 28 with 11,000 sold and also bows at No. 6 on Top Country Albums... Starbucks has another debut on the Billboard 200 this week, as the compilation Musique Pop de Paris arrives at No. 32 with 10,000. The collection of 1960s French pop tunes also lands at No. 1 on the World Albums chart. It includes songs by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, among others.
-- Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters' fourth album, Magic Hour, starts at No. 35 (10,000) lower than its last, 2010's Night Work, which launched at No. 18 (18,000). Though they've yet to notch a top 10 in the U.S., in the U.K. the new one marks its fourth top five effort. Over there, it launches at No. 4 with 19,297 sold according to Music Week.
-- M83: The dance act's album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming makes a dramatic reentry at No. 77 with a 203% gain in sales. The big jump can be attributed to the premiere of the video for "Reunion" last week, along with a $3.99 sale tag for the album at AmazonMP3 and Google Play. Its rise emphasizes the lack of volume on the chart, as a 4,000 gain is enough to bring it back onto the list.
-- Donna Summer: As more physical stock of the late diva's The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer reached retailers, it returns to the list at No. 88 with a 117% gain. The 2003 set contains all 14 of her Billboard Hot 100 hit singles, and has sold 281,000 to date.
-- Azealia Banks: The buzzed-about rapper's four song 1991 EP starts at No. 133 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums with 4,000 downloads and also takes a bow at No. 12 on Rap Albums. The set is a digital-exclusive until June 12, when it becomes available on CD and vinyl. The video for the EP's single "212" has already earned 19 million views on YouTube.
-- Madonna: The Queen of Pop's former No. 1 album MDNA gets pushed off the Billboard 200 this week, after nine weeks on the tally. Last week, the set ranked at No. 105. Credit the sudden collapse to the wild amount of re-entries on the chart that squeezed the set from the tally. There were 26 re-entries between Nos. 100-200 this week thanks mostly to discount pricing at AmazonMP3 and Google Play. If MDNA doesn't return to the chart, it will become Madonna's shortest-charting studio set, a distinction previously held by 2003's American Life (with 14).