2 Chainz claimed the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 this week with his debut studio effort Based On a T.R.U. Story. The Def Jam set arrived atop the list with 147,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan and marked the third debut album to bow at No. 1 this year. Elsewhere in the top 10, Insane Clown Posse's Mighty Death Pop bowed at No. 4 while Yellowcard claimed a No. 10 entry withSouthern Air.
But now, let's take a look at some of the other movers and shakers on the Billboard 200 and elsewhere on our album charts:
Bob Marley and the Wailers: The act's 1984 greatest hits album Legend jumps to a new peak of No. 18 (up from No. 38) and has its best sales week (18,000; up 123%) since Christmas 2008. Credit the gain to both a discount promotion at Best Buy (where it was offered for $3.99) and its recent stocking at Starbucks.
Legend initially peaked at No. 54 during its chart run back in 1984 through 1985. The set later returned to the list in 1988, and got as high as No. 72 in 1990. Once the chart's rules changed in 1991, nearly all catalog titles (meaning older releases) were removed from the chart, includingLegend. But, in 2009, the list reverted to an all-encompassing tally, and the oldies returned – including Legend. Since then, the set has been a familiar face on the Billboard 200, often charting within the top 50.