Boosted by the hit single "Be Yourself," Audioslave (search) raged into the No. 1 slot on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart (search) with its sophomore disc, "Out of Exile."

The album sold 263,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan (search).

To promote the new record, the hard-rock act, formed in 2002 by ex-Soundgarden (search) singer Chris Cornell and three former members of Rage Against the Machine (search), played a historic free concert last month in Havana — Cuba's first-ever outdoor show by an American rock band.

In other top 10 debuts, Chicago rapperCommon's (search) latest disc, "Be," bowed at No. 2.

The Gorillaz (search), the animated hip-hop act, saw its sophomore effort, "Demon Days," drop in at No. 6 its first week out.