This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience defended the No. 1 slot for a third week. It sold another 139,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 56%). Four albums started in the top 10, including a No. 2 arrival from the Band Perry's Pioneer, with a career-high chart rank and sales week (129,000).
Elsewhere on the Billboard 200 this week there were a number of movers and shakers, as usual. Let's take a look at some of them:
-- Drake, Take Care, No. 101: With another 5,000 sold this week (down 37%), the album surpasses 2 million in sales. It's the first rap album in over a year to sell 2 million copies. The last to do so was Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV, which crossed the mark in the SoundScan week ending Feb. 12, 2012.
-- Elvis Presley, Heart and Soul, No. 187: This 1995 compilation album finally debuts on the chart, giving the King his 127th chart entry. The set is selling especially well with mass merchants, as its selling for only $5 at Walmart. Presley continues to hold the record -- by far -- for the most-charted albums in the history of the Billboard 200 chart.
Back in the upper half of the chart, there were a couple notable debuts from the likes of rock band Bring Me the Horizon and singer/songwriter Gin Wigmore, in addition to a re-entry from rock super group Mad Season.
-- Bring Me the Horizon, Sempiternal, No. 11: The British rock band notches its highest rank and best sales week as its fourth album bows with 27,000. Its previous high was logged with 2010's There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. . . debuted and peaked at No. 17 with 20,000.
-- Eric Clapton, Old Sock, No. 33: The album heads back up the tally with a 42% gain -- unusual for a set in its fourth week (it jumps 59-33). Starbucks is the reason behind the sales spike, as the coffee chain began carrying the title last week. Non-traditional retail outlets (which includes Starbucks) accounted for 7,000 of the album's 14,000 sales last week.
-- Brantley Gilbert, Halfway to Heaven, No. 62: His set takes a 23% hike (rising 89-62), likely owed in part to a performance on CBS' broadcast of the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7. He was also in the running for the ACM fan-voted new artist of the year trophy, which he lost to Florida Georgia Line.
-- Mad Season, Above, No. 71: After almost 12 years off the chart, the rock super group's lone album returns to the chart after a deluxe reissue (7,000; up from a handful of copies the week previous). The new album includes five bonus tracks and a 1995 live show.
-- Gin Wigmore, Gravel & Wine, No. 84: The New Zealand singer/songwriter's second album, first released in 2011, finally arrives in the U.S. with 6,000 sold in its debut frame. The bow comes after her music has been featured in numerous American TV shows and commercials over the past few years. Next up: she'll be heading out with the Vans Warped Tour this summer.