This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, singer/songwriter Sia claimed her first No. 1 album, as "1000 Forms of Fear" debuted in the top slot. It sold 52,000 copies in the week ending July 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- Sia's best sales week ever.
Outside of the top 10, there was lots of action as well. Let's take a look…
-- Neil Diamond, "All-Time Greatest Hits" (No. 15): The pop veteran's new compilation debuts at No. 15 with 14,000. It's Diamond's 52nd album to chart, and, his highest charting greatest hits album.
The new album is his first with Universal Music Group's Capitol Records after signing with the label in January following 40 years with Columbia Records. Further, he took his entire Columbia catalog with him over to Capitol. Thus, for the first time, Diamond’s entire recording career -- from his early Bang and MCA years through Columbia -- is housed under one roof.
Notably, "All-Time Greatest Hits" is short one of Diamond's biggest hits -- his No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 duet with his former Columbia label mate, Barbra Streisand: "You Don't Bring Me Flowers." (Instead, Diamond's solo version of the song is on "All-Time.")
-- Luke Bryan, "Crash My Party" (No. 20): Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" sees its total sales creep past two million (with another 12,000 sold in the week ending July 13). It's his second album to reach the threshold, following "Tailgates & Tanlines" (2.3 million).
-- Jacob Whitesides, "3 AM: The EP" (No. 26): The 16-year-old YouTuber arrives with this four-song digital EP, selling 10,000. Whitesides has 175,000 subscribers on YouTube, 465,000 followers on Vine and 725,000 followers on Twitter.
-- Chelsea Grin, "Ashes to Ashes" (No. 27): On the road with the Vans Warped Tour through early August, the band tallies its biggest sales week yet (10,000) and first top 40 album with this debut. On Hard Rock Albums (No. 4), it's the band's third top 10 effort.
-- Chicago, "Now: Chicago XXXVI" (No. 82): The veteran band's 33rd entry debuts nearly 45 years to the week that its first charting set, "Chicago Transit Authority," peaked at No. 17 (July 19, 1969).
-- Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, "We Don't Have Each Other" (No. 101): The name Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties sounds like a band, but it's really a solo concept project of the Wonder Years' frontman Dan Campbell. The album sells 3,000 (27 percent on vinyl) and also debuts at No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums.
-- Sylvan Esso, "Sylvan Esso" (No. 152): Following the act's network TV debut on NBC's “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on July 9 (with Questlove sitting in on drums), the duo rises by 51 percent, selling 2,000 for a re-entry.
-- Rick Braun, "Can You Feel It" (No. 172): The trumpeter nabs his fourth No. 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, selling just north of 2,000 copies. The album includes a cover of Al Green's "Take Me to the River," with Elliott Yamin on vocals.