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Linkin Park Top Australia’s Albums Chart With ‘Hybrid Theory’ 20th Anniversary Edition

After two decades, Linkin Park’s debut album has finally gone to No. 1 in Australia.

After two decades, Linkin Park’s debut LP has finally gone to No. 1 in Australia.

Hybrid Theory hits No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for the week of Oct. 19, 2020, thanks to a 20th anniversary project released in various configurations, including a super deluxe box, along with new cuts, videos and other rarities.

It’s the first stint at the chart summit for Hybrid Theory, which has enjoyed a rollercoaster chart life. The recording reached as high as No. 8 in early 2001, then hit No. 2 a year later. In July 2017, following the death of lead singer Chester Bennington, the set returned to No. 2.

The nu-metal act has also topped the national survey with Minutes To Midnight (May 2007) and A Thousand Suns (September 2010).


Queen + Adam Lambert’s Live Around The World collection dips 1-2, while Sydney rapper Chillinit (real name Blake Turnell) bags a second career Top 10 with Full Circle, new at No. 3.

Completing this week’s Top Five are Keith Urban’s The Speed Of Now Part 1 and Pop Smoke’s posthumous LP Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon, respectively.

Headie One’s debut album Edna opens at No. 1 in the U.K. this week and it cracks the Top 40 in Australia, where it’s new at No. 22.

The unveiling of nominations for this year’s ARIA Awards has fueled chart spikes for several featured acts.

Sydney rapper The Kid Laroi bags three ARIA nominations, and his debut mixtape F*ck Love lifts 34-26 on the current frame. Also, Lime Cordiale back up their eight ARIAs nominations with a 47-32 climb for 14 Steps To A Better You, the Sydney sibling duo’s former chart-leading album.


Meanwhile, “Mood’” by 24kGoldn enters a third week at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, holding off Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP.”

Finally, Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” is enjoying a dream return to sales charts around the globe, thanks to a viral TikTok video. The ‘70s classic climbs high in Australia, where it lifts 14-4, and becomes the band’s first appearance in the Top Five since “Tusk” back in December 1979.

When it was originally released in 1977, “Dreams” peaked at No. 19 in Australia.