Linkin Park's "One More Light" Debuts At Number One On Billboard Charts
Tue, 30 May 2017 10:38:50
Linkin Park's latest album, One More Light, has debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. This is the sixth time the band has reached number the top slot on the chart, putting them in elite company. The Los Angeles-based sextet join Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica and The Eagles with six each. Only four bands have more Billboard 200 chart toppers, U2 and Led Zeppelin with seven, The Rolling Stones with nine, and, of course, The Beatles with 19.
One More Light sold 111,000 total copies. It's the band's first number one since 2012's Living Things. Their 2014 LP, The Hunting Party, only reached number three on the chart, ending their streak of four consecutive number one studio releases.
Linkin Park's record was the only new album to appear on the chart. Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. stayed at number two while leap frogging last week's number one, Harry Styles self-titled debut, which fell to number three. Drake's More Life saw a return of listeners, jumping up three spots to number four.
Chris Stapleton's From A Room: Volume 1, Ed Sheeran's Divide, Bruno Mars' 24K Magic, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2, the Epic AF compilation, and Migos' Culture rounded out the top 10.
We caught up with Linkin Park for a look inside the inspiration for One More Light, and to find out what life in the studio was like.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff