Still the Bawse? Yup. Rick Ross will score his fifth #1 debut this week when his sixth studio album, Mastermind tops the Billboard 200 thanks to sales of just under 179,000, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan.
Ross' Supreme Team
With help from Jay Z, Jeezy, Kanye West, Big Sean and Lil Wayne, Ross' thug life ode to gangsta dreams easily beat out the week's other big release, Pharrell Williams'
G I R L .
Even with the worldwide smash "Happy," Skateboard P was well behind Ross, selling 112,000 copies of his second solo album.
Lea Michele Gets Loud
With personal songs detailing her tragic love affair with late boyfriend Cory Monteith, "Glee" star Lea Michele's debut album, Louder, came in at #4 (60,000), while Ashanti's Braveheart slipped into the top 10 at 10 on sales of nearly 28,000.
The rest of the top 10: "Frozen" soundtrack (#3, 100,000), Eli Young Band, 10,000 Towns (#5, 36,000), Beck, Morning Phase (#6, 33,000), Lorde, Pure Heroine (#7, 31,000), Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron (#8, 30,000) and Eric Church, Outsiders (39, 30,000).
Coldplay's New Single Has Chart Magic
After a few years off the charts, Coldplay came back with "Magic," the first track off their upcoming Ghost Stories album, which debuted at #7 on sales of 114,000 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart.
That wasn't nearly enough to dethrone Pharrell's "Happy," which held down the #1 slot again thanks to sales of 490,000, good enough for the 13th best sales week ever for a digital song. John Legend's aching "All of Me" hit a new high of #2, moving 210,000 copies, switching places with Jason DeRulo's grinding "Talk Dirty" (#3, 195,000).
Following her Academy Award for Best Original Song, Idina Menzel's "Frozen" hit "Let It Go" moved up one to #4 (185,000). The top 10 was rounded out by the Chainsmokers' "#SELFIE," which soared 10 spots to #10 on sales of 88,000.