Rapper Rick Ross showed the music world who's boss this week as he scored his fourth #1 album on the sales chart. His latest work, God Forgives, I Don't, bowed atop the list with 218,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That gives the Maybach Music Group leader his best sales week yet, topping the 198,000 that Trilla sold in its first week in 2008. It also gives the Miami emcee more #1 albums than some rappers with longer histories, like Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg, who both have three #1s on their resumes, according to Billboard.com. The first week sales of God Forgives, I Don't were also buoyed by the Amazon MP3 store, which sold the album for $5.
Zac Brown Band's Uncaged is the #2 record this week with 39,000 sold, and Justin Bieber's Believe rises to #3 with 35,000. One Direction's Up All Night is #4 with 34,000. The Bee Gees make a surprise entry to the chart at #5 as their Number Ones collection returns with 32,000 sold, due to Amazon MP3 selling the 20-song set for 99 cents from August 3 to 5. This also gives the group its first Top 10 since the Staying Alive soundtrack in 1983.
In the back half of the Top 10, Nas'Life Is Good is #6 this week with just under 32,000 sold, the Kidz Bop 22 album is #7 with 31,000, Adele's 21 is #8 with 29,000 and Maroon 5's Overexposed is #9 with 25,000. Closing out the Top 10 is Joss Stone's The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2, which bows at #10 by shifting 24,000 in its opening frame. This gives the singer her fourth Top 10 album.