This week on the Billboard 200, One Direction makes history as the first U.K. group to bow at No. 1 with a debut album as "Up All Night" starts atop the list with 176,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The arrival prevents Adele's "21" from returning to No. 1 for a 24th week as it holds at No. 2 with 148,000 (down 24%).
Linkin Park claims its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "A Thousand Suns" opening atop the list with 241,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rock band beats out R&B singer Trey Songz, as his "Passion, Pain & Pleasure" debuts at No. 2 with 240,000. Jamey Johnson, Robert Plant, Weezer and Brandon Flowers also start in the top 10 . . . On the Digital Songs chart, a new No. 1 is crowned, with Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)" debuting in the penthouse with 249,000.