This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Black Sabbath scored its first No. 1 as "13" bowed in the top slot with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Elsewhere in the top 10, Big Time Rush, Goo Goo Dolls, the "Man of Steel" soundtrack, and the Lonely Island also debuted in the top 10.
Outside the top 10 on the Billboard 200 there were a number of movers and shakers, as usual. Let's take a look at some of them…
-- Hezekiah Walker, "Azusa: The Next Generation" (No. 30): With a 15,000 debut, the gospel artist claims his best sales week since SoundScan started tracking data in 1991, his highest charting album on the Billboard 200, and his first No. 1 on the Gospel Albums chart. He previously collected 11 top 10s on the Gospel list, going as high as No. 2 -- twice.
-- Harry Connick, Jr., "Every Man Should Know" (No. 33): Harry Connick, Jr.'s latest release also enters at No. 2 on the Traditional Jazz Albums chart -- his 21st top 10 on that list. Every single one of Connick, Jr.'s charting sets has reached the top 10, except for one reissue: 1992's "Eleven" (No. 14), which was first released in 1979.
-- Stevie Wonder, "The Definitive Collection" (No. 77): Sale pricing in the iTunes Store last week for Father's Day (June 16) pushes gains for a number of dad-friendly albums on the chart. They include Stevie Wonder's best-of set (up 546% for a re-entry at No. 77), AC/DC's "Back in Black" (200-73, up 214%), Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" (157-64, up 187%), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers's "Greatest Hits" (a re-entry No. 53, up 347%), and Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's "Ultimate Hits: Rock And Roll Never Dies" (179-38, up 358%).
-- Black Veil Brides, "Wretched and Divine": The Story of the Wild Ones" (No. 81): After the album was reissued on June 11 with three extra songs and a bonus DVD, the set jumps back onto the list with 6,000 sold (up 246%). Its cumulative sales stand at 117,000 -- not too far away from the sums of its two earlier releases: 144,000 for 2011's "Set the World on Fire" and 133,000 for 2010's "We Stitch These Wounds."
-- Dave Koz/Gerald Albright/Mindi Abair/Richard Elliot, "Dave Koz and Friends: Summer Horns" (No. 89): On Contemporary Jazz Albums, Dave Koz debuts at No. 1 with this album, giving him his seventh leader. He's tied with Boney James for the fourth-most No. 1s in the chart's 26-year history. Kenny G has the most No. 1s, with 15.
-- Various Artists, "To Date With Love" (No. 174): While compilation albums are common for Mother's Day and Valentine's Day-themed releases, Father's Day is a holiday usually left off of the capitalize-on-a-holiday compilation list. That said, this dad-inspired Christian set moves 3,000 (up 1,162%) in its fourth week on sale and debuts at No. 174.