Linkin Park Make Billboard Chart History
May 30, 2017

Veteran rockers Linkin Park joined an exclusive club thanks to their new album One More Light. The band's latest record debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200, giving them their sixth #1 album overall. One More Light sold 111,000 total copies, 100,000 were traditional sales. With six #1 albums, Linkin Park tie Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Eagles and Bon Jovi. Billboard notes that only The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, U2 and Led Zeppelin have more #1's to their name. Linkin Park's last album, 2014's The Hunting Party, reached its highest chart peak at #3.

Linkin Park had the only debut in the top ten this week, as Kendrick Lamar landed at #2 with DAMN., followed by Harry Styles at #3 and Drake's More Life at #4. From a Room: Volume 1 by Chris Stapleton is at #5. The rest of the Billboard 200's top ten was filled out by Ed Sheeran (#6), Bruno Mars (#7), the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 soundtrack (#8), the newest Epic AF compilation (#9) and Migos (#10).




 
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