Linkin Park dethrone Justin Bieber from the top of the Official Albums

Linkin Park have beaten off competition from Maroon 5’s Overexposed to dethrone Justin Bieber from the top of the Official Albums Chart. Plus see this week's Official Albums Chart Top 10!

Linkin Park have beaten off competition from Maroon 5’s Overexposed to dethrone Justin Bieber from the top of the Official Albums Chart.

Living Things today gives the Los Angeles-based band their sixth Top 10 album and third UK Number 1. Though Maroon 5 managed to close up the gap since Wednesday’s Official Chart Update, Linkin Park end the week 3,000 copies ahead.

After scoring their debut Number 1 single on the Official Singles Chart last week with Payphone, Maroon 5 debut at Number 2 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with their fourth album, Overexposed. Ed Sheeran’s + climbs four places from last week’s Number 7 to this week’s Number 3, while Justin Bieber slips from 1 to Number 4 with Believe. Emeli Sande‘s Our Version Of Events completes this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 5.

New Entries and high climbers

In addition to Linkin Park’s Living Things (1) and Maroon 5’s Overexposed (2), there are four other new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart.
Flo Rida is new in at Number 8 with his fourth album, Wild Ones, featuring the smash hit track of the same. The Wildhearts’ frontman Ginger lands at Number 27 today with new release 100 Percent, while Belgian drum and bass producer Netsky scores a debut Top 40 album with 2, ending the week at Number 29. The LevellersStatic On The Airwaves complete today’s Top 40 new entries.

Fresh from their performance last week at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend – the BBC’s biggest ever outdoor show - Jay-Z’s collaboration with Kanye West, Watch The Throne, climbs 13 places from Number 20 to Number 7.  But it is kings of Manchester baggy, The Stone Roses, who are the week’s highest climbers; their Very Best Of collection jumps 17 places to Number 21. The band have been at centre stage this week after a series of victorious and long-awaited reunion shows in Manchester’s Heaton Park.

The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the full Top 100 after 7PM

01 LIVING THINGS LINKIN PARK
02 OVEREXPOSED MAROON 5
03 + ED SHEERAN
04 BELIEVE JUSTIN BIEBER
05 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
06 A MILLION LIGHTS CHERYL
07 WATCH THE THRONE JAY-Z & KANYE WEST
08 WILD ONES FLO RIDA
09 TALK THAT TALK RIHANNA
10 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH

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