Following the recent death of vocalist Chester Bennington, nine albums from Linkin Park re-enter the top fifty, the highest being 2000's Hybrid Theory, which returns to its previous peak of #2, knocking back Ed Sheeran's Divide to #3 in its 21st week on the charts. Three other LPs from the nu-metal band have charted in the top ten, with One More Light at #4, Meteora at #5 and Minutes To Midnight at #7. On a similar note of sadness, Dr G. Yunupingu's 2008 self-titled debut re-entered the chart at #27, following his passing last week.
Alongside Lana Del Rey — who scores her fourth straight number one with Lust for Life — there are two other top ten debuts this week, with Vera Blue landing at #6 with her first album, Perennial, and rapper Tyler, the Creator landing his highest ever chart position, with fourth solo LP, Flower Boy, starting at #8, five spots ahead of previous peak, 2015's Cherry Bomb. Further back, Nine Inch Nail's new EP, Add Violence, scrapped into the chart at #44.
This week, the real challenge for Del Rey: two continuous weeks in the top spot, putting a pause on the recent trend of debuts successfully only at dethroning Sheeran for a single week. While a fresh flock of new challengers will line-up as well, including Arcade Fire, Dan Sultan and Shane Nicholson.