Just as it was predicted by the media, Usher's highly anticipated album "Here I Stand" has managed to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 after it was sold about 433,000 copies on its first week. The number is only being topped by Mariah Carey's "E=MC²" as the biggest selling albums this year.
The R 'n' B singer's new set replaces last week's chart topper, 3 Doors Down's self-titled effort which slips two places to #3 this week. Following Usher, at #2 is another debut record, the soundtrack of the "Sex and the City" movie.
Another drop at the chart happens for Bun B's "II Trill", which slips to #4 from its previous #2 position last week. At #5 comes Leona Lewis' "Spirit" that climbs one spot from last week's 6th position, while Frank Sinatra's collection package "Nothing But the Best" takes the #6 spot dropping from its previous position at #4.
Welsh pop singer Duffy rises one step from #8 to #7 with her "Rockferry", while Mariah's latest LP keeps on descending as it drops one more place this week from #7- #8. Al Green takes the #9 position on the chart with "Lay It Down" and closing the top ten is Death Cab for Cutie's record "Narrow Stairs".