On top, Usher secures his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as expected, with Looking 4 Myself selling 128,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.
At No. 2, rock band Rush clocks its best sales week in 10 years as Clockwork Angels debuts with 103,000. Adele's 21, which was No. 1 last week, is No. 3 with 63,000. (The album is on track to remain in the top 10 for 70 consecutive weeks following next week's chart details.) Country star Josh Turner debuts at No. 4 with Punching Bag, selling 45,000 copies in its first week.
Rounding out the top five, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran takes a bow at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with his first full-length album, +. The set starts with 42,000 and also debuts at No. 1 on the Folk Albums chart. The album has been a smash in Sheeran's homeland, where it debuted at No. 1 in late 2011 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart and currently sits at No. 7 in its 40th week on the list.
Sheeran's arrival is the highest debut for a U.K. male solo artist's first full-length album since Thom Yorke (of Radiohead) on July 29, 2006 with The Eraser. It debuted at No. 2.
The 21-year-old musician will be Variance's July cover story.