Linkin Park earns the year's best sales week as its "Minutes to Midnight" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 623,000. The set sold a whopping 84,000 digital downloads -- the biggest week ever for a digital album ... The album is one of five to debut in the top 10 of The Billboard 200 this week, joining new efforts from Tank, Wilco, Gretchen Wilson and Megadeth ... In other news, Rick James posthumously returns to the charts, the latest singles from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are on the rise, Smashing Pumpkins reappear on the Alternative/Modern Rock chart after a seven-year break and the Tony Award nominations help push a big gain for the cast album of the 11-time nominee "Spring Awakening."