This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Fall Out Boy replaced Paramore at No. 1, as the former's new "Save Rock and Roll" debuted with 154,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In the runner-up position, Kid Cudi bowed with "Indicud," shifting 136,000.
Elsewhere on the Billboard 200 this week there were a number of movers and shakers. Let's take a look at some of them...
-- Sarah Brightman, "Dreamchaser” -- No. 17 -- The singer's new album arrives at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Classical Crossover Albums chart. On the latter chart, it marks her seventh leader on the list -- the second-best all-time sum. Only Andrea Bocelli has more No. 1s (nine). Brightman had previously been in a four-way tie for second place with Il Divo, John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra, who all have six No. 1s.
Brightman's album sold 20,000 in its first week with 54% of that via non-traditional retailers (which includes sales from a concert ticket/album bundle promotion).
-- Olly Murs, "Right Place Right Time" -- No. 19 -- In the same week that the British pop star's breakthrough single "Troublemaker" reaches the top 10 on Mainstream Top 40 (11-10), his debut U.S. album bows with 19,000. The album was initially slated for a Sept. 25, 2012, release (with a different title and tracklist) but was then pushed to Dec. 4 and then, finally, April 16.
-- Iron and Wine, "Ghost on Ghost" -- No. 26 -- Twelve percent of the album's debut week were vinyl LP sales, with 55% of those coming from independent retail stores. Like some of the other indie store-friendly acts on the chart this week, Iron & Wine's new release was seemingly timed to take advantage of traffic at retail generated by Record Store Day on April 20.
-- Jessie Ware, "Devotion" -- No. 79 -- After briefly charting for one week on Heatseekers Albums last year on PRM/Universal Island/UMe as a digital-exclusive title (No. 17, Sept. 8), the album returns with a new label (PRM/Cherrytree/Interscope) in wide release. The set's track "Wildest Moments" was iTunes' free single of the week last week, helping the set return with 6,000 sold. The bulk of that sum -- nearly 5,000 -- were generated by download sales (presumably via the iTunes Store thanks to its free single promotion).
-- Daft Punk, "Discovery" -- No. 116 -- In the same week the duo nets its highest-charting single ever on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Get Lucky" (No. 19), its best-selling album collects an 18% sales increase, rising 135-116. With 4,000 sold, it's the effort's largest week since January 2002.
-- Chris Tomlin, "How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection" -- No. 122 -- The singer's best-of compilation reenters with a 172% increase after his tour started back up again. (He'd been off the road for about a month.) Its total sales rise to 268,000. His most recent studio set, the former No. 1 "Burning Lights," also shines bright this week, zooming 137-74 with a 98% gain.