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Four Linkin Park Albums Return to Billboard 200 Chart

Linkin Park, Projekt Revolution Tour
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(L-R) Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington, Joe Hahn, Dave "Phoenix" Farrell, and Brad Delson of Linkin Park perform as part of the Projekt Revolution Tour 2008 at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Aug. 9, 2008 in Mountain View, Calif.

On the new Billboard 200 albums chart dated Aug. 5, four of Linkin Park’s albums return to the ranking as fans remember the group’s late frontman, Chester Bennington, who died on July 20.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Aug. 5-dated chart — which reflects tracking activity in the week ending July 20 — will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, July 25.

Linkin Park’s most recent studio effort, the former No. 1 One More Light, re-enters at No. 17 with 23,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 20 (up 461 percent). The album sold 18,000 in traditional album sales (up 730 percent). One More Light bowed at No. 1 on the June 10-dated chart, marking the act’s sixth leader.

The band’s debut effort, 2000’s No. 2-peaking Hybrid Theory, climbs back onto the tally at No. 27 with 15,000 units (up 279 percent) and 8,000 copies sold (up 312 percent).

The group’s second studio album (and first No. 1), 2003’s Meteora, returns to the list at No. 42 with 11,000 units (up 347 percent). The set sold 5,000 copies (up 533 percent).

Lastly, the band’s 2007 No. 1 album Minutes to Midnight re-enters at No. 115 with 6,000 units earned (up 310 percent) and 2,000 copies sold (up 624 percent).

Over on the Top Rock Albums chart, the four titles re-enter at Nos. 3, 5, 6 and 27, respectively.

It’s likely the albums will rise on the lists dated Aug. 12, which will reflect the first full tracking week following Bennington’s passing on July 20.

Editor's note: This story was updated on July 24 to update the chart position for Meteora, which moved from No. 41 to No. 42 on the chart.