Usher, Carly Rae Jepsen and “Rock of Ages” rock the Charts

Usher bags his 4th # 1 album this week as his latest, Looking 4 Myself, debuts atop the Billboard 200 Albums chart. However, with only 128,000 copies sold, that is the lowest start for any of his albums since 1997. Nonetheless, he holds off debuts from classic rockers Rush, country crooner Josh Turner, British newbie Ed Sheeran and rapper Waka Flocka Flame. Also moving into the top ten this week is the super-entertaining Rock of Ages soundtrack which flies up to # 9 after the film hit theaters this weekend. Check out the new top ten below.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Looking 4 Myself- Usher (debut)
2. Clockwork Angels- Rush (debut)
3. 21- Adele (last week~ 1)
4. Punching Bag- Josh Turner (debut)
5. + – Ed Sheeran (debut)
6. Up All Night- One Direction (lw~ 6)
7. Americana- Neil Young and Crazy Horse (lw~ 4)
8. Thirty Miles West- Alan Jackson (lw~ 2)
9. Rock of Ages soundtrack- Various Artists (lw~ 15)
10. Triple F Life- Waka Flocka Flame (debut)

And enjoy the video for Rock of Ages version of Journey‘s “Anyway You Want It” featuring vocals from Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough and the Tony nominated star of the Broadway version of Ages who cameos in the film, American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis.

Over on the Hot 100 singles chart, Carly Rae Jepsen extends her streak at # 1 to two weeks with “Call Me Maybe”. She may have some competition soon though from Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” which charges up to # 4. Take a look at the new top ten below and head to Billboard here for more on all the charts.

Top Ten Singles on the Billboard Hot 100:
1. “Call Me Maybe”- Carly Rae Jepsen (last week~ 1) * 2 weeks on top
2. “Somebody that I Used to Know”- Gotye w/Kimra (lw~ 2)
3. “Payphone”- Maroon 5 w/Wiz Khalifa (lw~ 3)
4. “Wide Awake”- Katy Perry (lw~ 9)
5. “We Are Young”- fun. w/Janelle Monae (lw~ 4)
6. “What Makes you Beautiful”- One Direction (lw~ 5)
7. “Starships”- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 6)
8. “Where Have You Been?”- Rihanna (lw~8)
9. “Wild Ones”- Flo Rida w/Sia (lw~ 7)
10. “Boyfriend”- Justin Bieber (lw~ 10)


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