Album Charts: Linkin Park, Trey Songz Battle It Out For No. 1

Trey Songz Pleasure albumIt’s another week, and another rundown of albums on the Billboard 200. This week, new releases from rock band Linkin Park and singer Trey Songz top the charts… who’s on top though?

It’s Linkin Park’s latest, A Thousand Suns, that give the band their fourth no. 1 album, selling 241,000, but Trey Songz was right behind them.

In at no. 2 is Songz’ fourth album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, selling 240,000 copies, putting him right on Linkin Park’s heels.

The singer’s new album gives him his best sales week yet and his highest-charting album. His previous high mark came with last year’s Ready, which opened at no. 3 with 131,000 sold.

Eminem is still making his presence known. His Recovery album continues to stay within the top 5 week after week. This week he’s at no. 3 with 89,000 copies sold.

Later, Drake’s Thank Me Later lands at no. 15 with 20,000; and Usher’s Versus closes out the top 20 at no. 16 with 18,000 sold.

Outside the top tier, Bilal’s new album as well as Black Milks also debuted.

At no. 101 was Bilal’s Airtight’s Revenge, selling 4,600; while Black Milk’s Album of the Year sits at no. 129 with 3,600 copies sold.

That wraps things up this week. To cop any of these new releases, head over to

According to, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Sept. 19) totaled 5.35 million units, up 11% compared to the sum last week (4.83 million) and down 17% compared to the comparable sales week of 2009 (6.43 million).

  1. Trey Songz has had his best first week sales figures ever for his smash hit new album Passion, Pain & Pleasure so lets hope this talented R&B singer can reach the top spot to recognise all the hard work he has put in making this incredible album. The first single Bottoms Up featuring Nicki Minaj was an absolutely smash and the delicious R&B music video that accompanies it is hot too and definitely one of the hottest R&B music videos of 2010.

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