This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Ed Sheeran's "x" notched the largest debut week for a pop album in 2014, as it arrived at No. 1 on the chart with 210,000 sold in the week ending June 29 -- according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first chart-topper for Sheeran, who previously reached No. 5 with 2012's "+."
Sheeran wasn't the only news on the chart, though, so let's take a look at some of the list's other movers and shakers outside the top 10:
-- Soundtrack, "Jersey Boys: Music From the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical" - No. 15 - The compilation -- which contains music both from the new movie and the original Broadway cast recording -- debuts at No. 15 with 18,000 sold. Meanwhile, the original Broadway cast album of "Jersey Boys" rises 149-125 with 3,000 (up 10 percent). The group that the stories of both the film and musical are based on -- the 4 Seasons -- has two albums on the chart: "The Very Best Of" jumps 41-35 with 8,000 (up 28 percent) and "The Definitive Pop Collection" bows at No. 159 with 2,000 sold.
-- 5 Seconds of Summer, "She Looks So Perfect" (EP) - No. 49 - Here's something that may be surprising: despite the band's youth-driven popularity (and thus, big sales through digital retailers), the EP's physical sales are quite formidable. The CD version of the set has sold 122,000 copies -- while the digital version has sold 148,000. And, strikingly, in the album's 13 weeks in release, its weekly physical sales have exceeded its digital sales in every frame but its debut week. The album's total sales now stand at 270,000.
-- August Alsina, "Testimony" - No. 67 - August Alsina's "Testimony" collects one of the largest percentage sales gains on the chart -- it's up by 41 percent -- following his performance and wins on the BET Awards (June 29). The R&B and hip-hop star won the best new artist trophy (beating Ariana Grande, Mack Wilds, Rich Homie Quan and Schoolboy Q), the Coca-Cola sponsored viewer's choice award, and later performed with Trey Songz and Chris Brown.
-- Beyonce, "Beyonce" - No. 72 - The diva's most recent release crosses the 2 million sales mark, as "Beyonce" sold another 4,000 copies in the week ending June 29 (bringing its to-date total to 2,003,000). It's her fourth album to sell 2 million copies, following her "Dangerously In Love" debut (2003; 4.9 million), "B'Day" (2006; 3.4 million) and "I Am… Sasha Fierce" (2008; 3.1 million). Her only studio set to sell less than 2 million is 2011's "4," which has shifted 1.4 million.
-- Prince and the Revolution, "Purple Rain" - No. 193 - The blockbuster album marks its 30th anniversary on the chart, as it re-enters at No. 193 on the list (dated July 12, 2014) -- three decades after it debuted on the July 14, 1984 chart.
The set, which doubled as the soundtrack to the film of the same name starring Prince, entered at No. 11, and then shot to No. 3 the following week. A week later it was No. 2, and then, the following week, it jumped to No. 1 (Aug. 4, 1984).
The album spent 24 consecutive weeks atop the list -- the longest run at No. 1 for a soundtrack in the 1980s. No album spent as many weeks at No. 1 following "Purple Rain" until 2012, when Adele's "21" spent its 24th (and final) nonconsecutive week at No. 1 (June 23).
"Purple Rain" is due to be reissued later this year in a deluxe remastered package, following Prince's return to the label that released the album -- Warner Bros. Records. "Purple Rain" -- like the rest of Prince's catalog -- has remained essentially untouched since its initial release. Certainly, famously strained relations between Warner Bros. and Prince had likely made any sort of conversation about a catalog overhaul a non-starter. Now, with Prince and Warner Bros. back together, the path has been cleared for what could be a well-received reissue of "Purple Rain."
"Purple Rain" has sold 13 million copies in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association of America, making it not only Prince’s best-selling album, but the third-largest selling soundtrack ever.