Linkin Park notches its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its “A Thousand Suns” album debuts atop the list with 241,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rock band beats out R&B singer Trey Songz, as the latter’s fourth album, “Passion, Pain & Pleasure,” arrives at No. 2 with 240,000 copies.
“Passion, Pain & Pleasure” represents Songz’s best sales week yet and his highest-charting album. His previous high-water marks came when last year’s “Ready” started at No. 3 with 131,000.
The first offering from “Passion,” “Bottoms Up” (featuring Nicki Minaj) also hits a new high, as it will climb four rungs to a new peak of No. 13. The new Hot 100 chart will be refreshed on Billboard.com on Thursday (Sept. 23).