This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Michael Buble achieved his fourth No. 1 album with "To Be Loved," as the pop singer's latest started with 195,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, Fantasia scored her second No. 2 album, with the arrival of "Side Effects of You."
Elsewhere on the Billboard 200 this week there were a number of movers and shakers. Let's take a look at some of them.
Snoop Lion, "Reincarnated" (No. 16): Snoop Dogg arrives with the first release under his new stage reggae name, Snoop Lion, selling 21,000. It's the largest sales week for a current reggae set in nearly three years: Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley's "Distant Relatives" last posted a larger sum (25,000 in its second chart week, June 12, 2010).
The Neighbourhood, "I Love You" (No. 39): Tipped as an artist to watch in our weekly Bubbling Under feature back in December, the rock band debuts its first full-length album with 9,000. Its breakout single, "Sweater Weather," jumps 4-2 on Alternative Songs as well.
George Jones, "16 Biggest Hits" (No. 42): The late country icon achieves his highest charting album on the Billboard 200, as this 1998 package finally debuts on the chart with a 1,918% sales increase. The set moved 9,000 copies last week -- 80% of which were downloads. Its physical sales could rise in the coming weeks once brick-and-mortar retailers have their stock replenished.
The Postal Service, "Give Up" (No. 75): Recently reissued in a tenth anniversary deluxe edition, the set returned to the chart two weeks ago, but then took a natural tumble the following week. It rises this week (100-75) thanks to its recent new availability in Starbucks, and it gains by 24%.
Queensryche, "Frequency Unknown" (No. 82): There are now two different bands using the Queensryche name: this one fronted by its famous "Silent Lucidity" voice Geoff Tate, and then another album, by his former bandmates, due on June 25. In total, “Frequency Unknown,” which debuts this week, is the group's 17th chart entry.
Van Halen, "1984" (No. 147): The band's classic album returns to the chart for the first time since July 13, 1985, thanks to sale pricing in the iTunes Store. With 3,000 sold, it's the set's best sales frame since December 2009.
Junip, "Junip" (No. 177): The Swedish trio returns with its second full-length album, which is its first to reach the Billboard 200 chart (3,000). On Heatseekers Albums, it bounds in at No. 1 -- surpassing the No. 14 peak of its 2010 set Fields.