Now-legal Selena Gomez just got another great reason to turn up at a club : her first #1 debut. Gomez's solo bow, Stars Dance, will top the Billboard 200 album chart next week after moving nearly 97,000 copies, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan.
Among the other debuts in the top 10 were the latest from Latin star Marc Anthony, 3.0 (#5, 39,000) and the YMCMB-spawned Rich Gang, whose self-titled debut entered at #9 (24,000).
After two weeks at the top, Jay Z dropped down a slot as sales of Magna Carta ... Holy Grail were off 40 percent to 77,000 for a three-week total just shy of 735,000.
Jay kept the crown over on the iTunes album chart, with Gomez down at #2, the Rolling Stones' Hyde Park Live release at #4 and the self-titled release from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes at #7.
After ruling the summer with his smash "Blurred Lines," soul swinger Robin Thicke will see if fans are in for the whole game when his Blurred Lines album hits the charts next week, along with new efforts from Five Finger Death Punch, "X Factor" finalists Emblem3 and the Backstreet Boys.
It was all about One Direction on the Billboard Digital Songs chart, as the group's "Best Song Ever" smashed into the #1 spot with 322,000 in sales, dropping Thicke's "Blurred Lines" down to #2 (312,000). Miley Cyrus slipped one to #3 with "We Can't Stop" (191,000), followed by Jay Z's "Holy Grail" (160,000) and Imagine Dragons' tenacious "Radioactive" (159,000). Ariana Grande debuted at #6 with "Baby I" (219,000).
Over on the iTunes singles chart, Thicke stayed tenacious, keeping 1D out of the top spot... for now.