Linkin Park notches its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its "A Thousand Suns" album debuts atop the list with 241,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rock band beats out R&B singer Trey Songz, as the latter’s fourth album, "Passion, Pain & Pleasure," arrives at No. 2 with 240,000 copies.
For Linkin Park, its "A Thousand Suns" opener is off from the 623,000 that greeted its last studio album, 2007’s "Minutes to Midnight," when it debuted at No. 1. However, "Passion" represents Songz’s best sales week yet and his highest-charting album. His previous high-water marks came when last year’s "Ready" started at No. 3 with 131,000.