Beyond Jay-Z and Kanye West, Luke Bryan Has No. 2 Album; Maroon 5 Gets First No. 1 Digital Single
Beyond Jay-Z and Kanye West, Luke Bryan Has No. 2 Album; Maroon 5 Gets First No. 1 Digital Single

While all eyes were trained on the No. 1-arrival of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" on the Billboard 200, there is actually other news on both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts this week.

At No. 2 on the Billboard 200, Luke Bryan secures his highest-charting album ever (and best sales week) with his "Tailgates & Tanlines" bowing with 145,000. The set also debuts at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart -- his first leader on the tally. Bryan's last album, "Doin' My Thing," entered the Billboard 200 at No. 6 off a 58,000 start.

The "Now 39" compilation starts at No. 3 with 110,000 while Adele's "21" slips 1-4 (73,000; down 4%). It's the first time "21" has been absent from the top three rungs of the list since it bowed 25 weeks ago.

One more album debuts in the top 10: Ace Hood's "Blood Sweat + Tears" at No. 8 with 26,000. It's the biggest sales frame for the rapper and his first top 10 album. His last release, 2009's "Ruthless," started at No. 23 with 20,000.

Eric Church's "Chief" slips 2-5 (37,000; down 32%), Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" holds at No. 6 (36,000; down 13%), and Beyonce's "4" rises 8-7 (27,000; down 22%). PBS broadcasts of Jackie Evancho's "Dream With Me" concert this month during pledge drives help push a 53% gain for her same-named album, which flies 22-9. The album was also sale-priced at Target last week for $7.99. (The "Dream" concert will be released on DVD on Sept. 13.)

Rounding out the top 10 albums is "Kidz Bop 20," slipping 7-10 with 25,000 (down 32%).

Notably absent from the top 10 this week is the "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie" soundtrack, which bows at No. 16 with 20,000. It's the first "Glee" set not to debut in the top 10 after 11 earlier releases.

Over on the Digital Songs chart, Maroon 5 hits No. 1 with "Moves Like Jagger" (featuring Christina Aguilera) as it rises two spots, selling 219,000 downloads (up 38%). Its sales surge was fueled by the release of its music video last week. "Jagger" bumps LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" down to No. 2 with 160,000 (down 13%). Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" pushes its way to a three-slot climb to No. 3 with 157,000 (up 18%), while Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" rises 5-4 with 156,000 (up 14%). The latter's gain is owed in part to the release of a new remix featuring Missy Elliott.

Bad Meets Evil's "Lighters," featuring Bruno Mars, falls 2-5 (147,000; down 11%) while Drake's "Headlines" debuts at No. 6 with 146,000. Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" falls 4-7 (128,000; down 9%), Lil Wayne's "How to Love" drops 7-8 (115,000; down 8%), and Hot Chelle Rae's "Tonight Tonight" descends 8-9 (114,000; down 8%). Closing out the top 10 is Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go," down a rung to No. 10 with 103,000 (down 5%).

Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Aug. 14) totaled 6 million units, up 5% compared with the sum last week (5.7 million) and up 20% compared with the comparable sales week of 2010 (5 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 189.4 million, up 2% compared with the same total at this point last year (185.1 million). It is the 12th week in a row where year-to-date album volume is greater than the same time in the prior year.

Digital track sales this past week totaled 22.8 million downloads, down 2% compared with last week (23.2 million) and up 13% stacked next to the comparable week of 2010 (20.2 million). Year-to-date track sales are at 800.4 million, up 11% compared with the same total at this point last year (722.2 million).

Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2010 when: Eminem's "Recovery" held at No. 1, selling 117,000 (down 12%) while Kem's "Intimacy" bowed at No. 2 with 74,000.