This past week on the Billboard 200, Luke Bryan claimed his first No. 1 with Spring Break . . . Here to Party, while Jimi Hendrix notched his highest charting album in 44 years with the No. 2 debut of People, Hell and Angels.
Outside the top 10, there were of course some movers and shakers. Let's take a closer look at some of them:
-- Boz Scaggs: With the arrival of his new album Memphis at No. 17, the veteran artist nets his highest-charting album since 1980's Middle Men reached No. 8. Memphis is his first release since 2008, and it also bows atop the Blues Albums chart with 18,000 sold -- his best sales week since SoundScan started tracking data in 1991.
-- How to Destroy Angels: After two EPs, the group's first full-length album, Welcome to Oblivion, bows with 12,000 at No. 30. It also arrives at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Albums. Their last EP, An Omen, opened with 13,000 on Dec. 1, 2012, but at a lower rank: No. 42.
-- Colton Dixon: The former "American Idol" contestant's album A Messenger shoots up the chart (132-65) with a 94% gain, following a cover of one of the set's songs on "Idol" last week. Contestant Angie Miller sang "Never Gone" on the March 6 show, which reenters Christian Digital Songs at No. 3 (8,000; up 3,776%).
-- Aaron Neville: On March 3, "CBS Sunday Morning" featured the singer, sparking a 61% increase for his album My True Story. It reenters at No. 107 this week. Its physical sales are up by 133%, while downloads are down by 38%. Perhaps "Sunday Morning" viewers prefer CDs?
-- The Replacements: The band returns to the chart for the first time since 1997 with this charitable EP, Songs For Slim, as it debuts at No. 119. It was first released in a very limited run (just 250 vinyl copies) in January for a charity auction. Those vinyl copies ultimately raised more than $100,000 for the band's former guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke in 2012.
-- ZZ Ward: Following performances on ABC's "Good Morning America" and VH1's "Big Morning Buzz" (both on March 7), her Til the Casket Drops album reenters at No. 154. It earned a big 112% sales gain last week, tallying its best sales frame (3,000) since its debut in October (6,000). Current single "Put The Gun Down" is at its peak (No. 7) on the Triple A airplay chart in its 26th week.
-- Original Broadway Cast Record: Wicked - The cast album reenters the chart at No. 186 with a 38% gain, potentially sparked by the March 8 release of the theatrical film "Oz: The Great and Powerful?" With 3,000 sold, it's the best sales week for the Wicked album since it moved slightly more in the week ending Jan. 6.