According to The Pulse Of Radio, LINKIN PARK landed the sixth No. 1 album of its career on Sunday night (May 28) when the band’s seventh full-length studio effort, “One More Light”, debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart. The disc sold 111,000 total copies, of which 100,000 were traditional physical CDs and the rest digital, giving the band its first chart-topper since 2012’s “Living Things”. The group’s last outing, 2014’s “The Hunting Party”, arrived at No. 3, ending a streak of four straight No. 1s for the Los Angeles act.
With their sixth No. 1 album, LINKIN PARK ties BON JOVI, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, METALLICA and the EAGLES with half a dozen apiece.
The only acts to have more are THE BEATLES with 19, THE ROLLING STONES with nine and, tied at seven each, LED ZEPPELIN and U2.
“One More Light” arrived in stores on May 19 and featured a sound that veered much more heavily in the direction of pop than previous LINKIN PARK releases. Fan and radio response has ranged from indifference to disbelief.
LINKIN PARK recently announced a North American tour in support of “One More Light”, kicking off on July 27 in Boston and ending on October 22 in Los Angeles.