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Linkin Park Lead Billboard Hot 200 With 'A Thousand Suns'

September 23, 2010 (5:05 am) GMT
Selling 1,000 copies more than Trey Songz, Linkin Park are crowned this week's champ of the U.S. albums chart.

shine bright atop Billboard Hot 200 with their fourth studio album "". The rock record arrives on the chart with 241,000 sold. Although the selling number is far below its predecessor "" which opened with 625,000 in 2006, it's enough to block another new release 's "" from the hot spot.

Following closely behind "Thousand Suns" on the U.S. albums chart with 240,000, "Pain & Pleasure" secures this week's runner-up position. It so far becomes Songz's best sales week and his highest-charting album. Last year, he could only debut at No. 3 with "" which sold 131,000 in its first week.

The next spot on the list belongs to 's double-platinum album "" which adds another 89,000 copies this week. It seems that the Slim Shady gets sale boost from his opening performance at the recent MTV Video Music Awards.

The other VMAs performer who stays at the Top 10 is . The Canadian teen idol who performed medley of his hit singles "Baby" and "Somebody to Love" at the prize-giving show sits at No. 10 with "". who happened to present Best Male Video award at the event takes one spot higher than Bieber. Her "" sits at No. 9.

The rest of the chart see new entries ranging from 's "" at No. 4, 's "" at No. 5, 's "" at No. 6 and ' "" at No. 8. In between the spots secured by the new releases, there is "Now 35: That's What I Call Music" sitting at No. 7.

Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:

  1. "" - (241,000)
  2. "" - (240,000)
  3. "" - (89,000)
  4. "" - (63,000)
  5. "" - (49,000)
  6. "" - (45,000)
  7. "Now 35: That's What I Call Music" - various artists (41,000)
  8. "" - (41,000)
  9. "" - (40,000)
  10. "" - (36,000)

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