Saturday, June 16, 2012

Rush on track for highest US chart debut in 20 years

Rush’s new album, “Clockwork Angels,” is expected to debut in the top 5 on the Billboard album charts, and possibly land in the #2 spot.

Billboard reports Rush is on track to sell about 90,000 copies of the new project, which could mean a #2 debut behind Usher’s “Looking 4 Myself,” expected to sell around 120,000 to 130,000 copies to top the Billboard 200.

"Clockwork Angels" may end up the band's highest charting release since 1993's "Counterparts" debuted and peaked at No. 2. The legendary rockers have yet to claim a #1 spot on the prestigious US chart.

Rush's last studio album, 2007's "Snakes & Arrows," debuted in at No. 3 with 93,000 in sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

hennemusic helped introduce "Clockwork Angels" to fans in advance of its release; check out the new album here.

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