This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Kenny Chesney roped his seventh No. 1, as "Life on a Rock" arrived atop the list with 153,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of just two debuts in the top 10 this week, as only Randy Rogers Band's "Trouble" also saw a top 10 start. It entered at No. 9 with 26,000 sold.
Elsewhere on the Billboard 200 this week there were a number of movers and shakers. Let's take a look at some of them.
-- Fleetwood Mac, "Extended Play" (EP) (No. 48): After a 10 year wait, Fleetwood Mac has returned to the Billboard 200 chart with a new studio album. The legendary band's Extended Play (EP) bows at No. 48, selling 9,000 copies in its first week.
The self-released set, issued on the LMJS imprint (an acronym for the first names of the four members of the band), is exclusive to iTunes. The four-song effort is the group's first release outside of the Warner Music family of labels since 1971.
The band's last full-length album, “Say You Will,” released on Reprise/Warner Bros., arrived on the chart almost exactly 10 years ago this week. The set debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the chart dated May 3, 2003. To date, it has sold 864,000 copies in the United States.
-- Andrew McMahon, "Pop Underground" (EP) (No. 53): The singer/songwriter, who has charted previously with Something Corporate and his one-man act Jack's Mannequin, debuts with his first album under his own name (8,000).
-- Matt Redman, "10,000 Reasons" (No. 60): Continued sale-pricing at Family Christian stores push the album to another big weekly gain and a new chart high, as it's up by 103% (145-60). It surpasses its previous chart peak, when it debuted on July 30, 2011 at No. 66. It's also the set's highest sales frame since Dec. 8, 2012, when it shifted 10,000.
-- Lindsey Stirling, "Lindsey Stirling" (No. 79): A performance on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" on April 30 yields the album's second-largest sales week (5,000; up 47%) and a new chart peak (132-79). The album's cumulative sales now stand at 121,000, while its tracks have moved a combined 637,000.
-- Soundtrack, "Iron Man 3" (No. 134): Two "Iron Man 3"-related albums arrive on the chart this week. Its score by Brian Tyler starts with 3,000 at No. 134, while up at No. 16 the all-star rock compilation tied to the film (titled "Heroes Fall") bows with 15,000. Only one of the latter album's 12 songs appear in the movie: AWOLNATION's "Some Kind of Joke."