Linkin Park locked up their sixth Number One album as the band’s latest LP One More Light debuted atop the Billboard 200.
One More Light sold 111,000 total copies – of which, 100,000 were conventional copies – to give Linkin Park their first Billboard 200-topper since 2012’s Living Things. 2014’s The Hunting Party previously peaked at Number Three, ending a run of four straight Number One studio albums for the band.
On Friday, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the private memorial service of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell.
One More Light was the lone new release to crack the Top 10 as the remainder of the top spots were reserved for returning albums, including Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.
Next week’s graphs should see some more newcomers with Bryson Tiller’s True to Self, Lil Yachty’s Teenage Emotions and the Beatles’ 50th anniversary version of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, as well as renewed interest in the Allman Brothers Band’s albums following Gregg Allman’s death.