Linkin Park claims top spot on Billboard 200 albums chart

This week, Linkin Park earns its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Their A Thousand Suns debuts on top, selling 241,000 albums. Trey Songz‘s Passion, Pain & Pleasure debuts at No. 2 with 240,000 copies moved. Eminem’s Recovery drops a spot to No. 3, managing to sell 89,000 records.

Country star Jamey Johnson and his latest, The Guitar Song, opens with 63,000 albums at No. 4. Rock legend Robert Plant starts at No. 5. His Band of Joy sold 49,000 copies. Weezer’s Hurley opens modestly at No. 6 with 45,000 units moved. The Now 35 compilation slips four slots to No. 7 selling 41,000 copies.

Brandon FlowersFlamingo drops in at No. 8. The Killers frontman sold 41,000 units this week. Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream falls five places to No. 9, selling 40,000 copies. Justin Bieber sold 36,000 copies of his My World 2.0 and comes in at No. 10.

How do you feel about this week’s numbers? Did they shake out how you expected? Let us know.

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Comments (7 total) Add your comment
  • Rob

    Wow! I knew that there was mixed reviews for LP but only 241,000? I am a little shocked.

  • S.O.

    Weezer only sold 45K copies? Ouch. If their music was like their best albums in the past like the Blue, Green or Pinkerton albums, it would have sold a lot more. Too bad Rivers Cuomo is not what he used to be.

  • Shakespeare

    Im not shocked at all at Linkin Parks numbers. People say illegal downloading doesnt hurt sales, well this is proof. I got that LP album a week before it hit stores, so I assume millions of others did. That is why I would say there numbers arent up to par with there last album. Even Eminems last album, which im sure is approaching the 3 million dollar mark has been effected by illegal downloading. If Recovery came out four years ago it would have sold 10 million by now. The world is at a change, the only was someone in music is going to make money in the new era is by live shows only.

    • Preston

      I’ve noticed a dramatic change in music stores like Best Buy. Remember when there were rows and rows of CDs? Not anymore.They’re shorter, especially at Best Buy. That downloading of individual songs and all this leaking of songs on the Internet might have taken a chunk out of the sales. And artists need to tour more to make money; don’t rely too much on the record label!

    • obama!!!!!

      If you’re not making money from the artist why do you care if anyone downloads their music for free?

      • Susan

        It would be nice for the artists, and everyone involved in the making of the music, to get paid for their hard work and eventual product. Or do you just like to go to work without getting a paycheck?

  • Preston

    Very close with the first two! Linkin Park’s 241,000 to Trey Songz 240,000!

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