This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the top three were all debuts, as Lady Antebellum, "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack and the "Now 46" compilation moved in. Lady A's latest, "Golden," gave the country trio its third No. 1 album, selling 167,000.
Elsewhere on the Billboard 200 this week there were a number of movers and shakers. Let's take a look at some of them…
-- Natalie Maines, "Mother" (No. 17): Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines debuts at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 with her first solo album, "Mother," selling 23,000 copies in its first week.
It also bows at No. 4 on Rock Albums -- the highest-charting set from a solo woman since Lana Del Rey's "Paradise" EP also debuted at No. 4 on Dec. 1, 2012.
Dixie Chicks, who have sold more albums than any other female group in the SoundScan era (27.2 million; 1991-present), last released a studio album in 2006 with "Taking the Long Way." The country trio's set debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 2.5 million to date.
While it's been a spell since the group last dropped a new album, its members have been busy with side projects. The other two-thirds the group -- Emily Robison and Martie Maguire -- formed Court Yard Hounds and released its self-titled debut on Columbia Records in 2010 (No. 7 debut and peak; 61,000). The duo's second album is due later this year.
Dixie Chicks also have a smattering of concerts lined up this year -- their first since 2010. They'll play the KLRU All-Star Celebration Benefit Concert on May 16 in Austin, Texas, and then head to Canada for four festival dates starting on July 6 in Ottawa.
-- Soundtrack, "Nashville: The Music of Nashville, Season 1, Volume 2" (No. 13): The second volume of music from the ABC TV series starts a bit softer than the first album, as the new set bows with 27,000. The first album started at No. 14 on the Dec. 29, 2012 list with 56,000 sold. So far, it has shifted 266,000.
-- She & Him, "Volume 3" (No. 15): The album -- which debuts at No. 15 with 26,000 -- is likely the highest-charting set also available on cassette tape in a very long time. Sold for $9.99, the cassette also came with a download of the album. Label sources suggest that cassettes comprised about 1% of the set's overall first-week sales.
-- Josh Groban, "All That Echoes" (No. 39): Mother's Day gift-giving likely spurs the 100% gain for Josh Groban's "All That Echoes," which rises 76-39 this week. It also racks up its best sales week (11,000; up 100%), since early April.
-- Joe Satriani, "Unstoppable Momentum" (No. 42): The rock guitarist debuts his latest release at No. 42, immediately earning his highest-charting album since 1992's "Extremist" debuted and peaked at No. 22. As the new set also bows with 11,000, it's Satriani's best sales week since 2006's "Super Colossal" entered with 12,000.
-- Alan Jackson, "Precious Memories" (No. 170): It's not surprising to see this collection of recordings -- originally intended as gift to his Jackson's mother -- see a jump in sales in the week ending Mother's Day. The album, first released in 2006, is up by 48% and re-enters at No. 170. Meanwhile its 2013 sequel, "Precious Memories: Volume II," gains by 106% in sales, rising 36-20.