Linkin Park’s Latest Album Racks #1 Debut

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Linkin Park’s fourth album A Thousand Suns debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart this week.

The Grammy-winning band’s follow-up to 2007’s Minutes to Midnight took the number one spot from Sara Bareilles’s Kaleidescope Heart, which fell to number 12 in its second week on the charts.

A Thousand Suns sold 241,000 copies in its first week, narrowly beating Trey Songz’s fourth album Passion, Pain and Pleasure by 1,005 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures.

Linkin Park’s album also topped the Billboard Rock Albums, Digital Albums, Alternative Albums, Hard Rock Albums and Canadian Albums charts. Additionally, it debuted at number one in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Switzerland.

The first single from the album, “The Catalyst,” was released on August 2, with an additional track (“Wretches and Kings”) released to fans who pre-ordered the album through the group’s official website. They have also released the singles “Waiting for the End” and “Blackout” on their MySpace page and recently performed live at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

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