Written By Oluwatobi Opusunju
Following the demise of Linkin Park’s front man and vocalist, Chester Bennington last week, two albums of the band have made it back to the US top 10 charts.
Their seventh album “One More Light,” released in May and happens to be the California rockers’ final album jumped back to number four on the Billboard chart for the week after bouncing around the charts for the last eight weeks.
While the band’s 2000 debut Hybrid Theory, which was the top-selling US album of 2001 with hits such as “In The End” hit number eight this week from last week’s position at number 27
‘One More Light’ had 50,000 units with 32,000 traditional copies sold, while Hybrid Theory had 41,000 units and 19,000 copies sold.
However, according to Billboard, this week marks the second time this year that the top three spots have been filled by new releases which are Lana Del Rey’s Lust for Life at number one, Tyler, the Creator’s Flower Boy at two, and Meek Mill’s Wins and Losses at three.
The First time the Billboard recorded that this year was February, with Migos, Brantley Gilbert, and Kehlani in the top three spots.
Bennington, 41 was found hanging at his Los Angeles home on July 20 after struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, and the trauma of child abuse. He was buried on Saturday in Los Angeles according to eyewitnesses who posted about it on Social media.