Linkin Park Scrapes Past Maroon 5 To Top Billboard 200, Carly Rae Jepsen Continues Hot 100 Domination!

It’s that time of the week people – the mother of all charts has just been updated! And in a repeat of what happened on the official charts across the pond earlier this week – the UK Top 40 – it was a fierce race to the finish for two of the most prolific bands of the last decade with their brand new studio albums, Linkin Park’s ‘Living Things‘ and Maroon 5’s ‘Overexposed‘. Both battled it out for the coveted # 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, and eventually Linkin Park’s  ‘Living Things‘ narrowly scraped past Maroon 5 to earn the band their 5th Billboard # 1 album. How narrow? ‘Living Things‘ sold an estimated 223,000 copies, while ‘Overexposed‘ sold 222,000 – barely a difference of 1000 copies only.

Over at the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, Carly Rae Jepsen continues slaying for a 4th week in a row with ‘Call Me Maybe‘, topping the Digital Songs Chart as well for a 7th week selling 251,000 digital downloads. The song has now crossed sales of a massive 4 million digital units in the US alone!

And FINALLY, David Guetta and Sia’s ‘Titanium‘ – a former UK # 1 Single – breaks into the top 10, moving up from # 12 to # 9 this week. It’s about time the US gave the song its due, cuz it’s definitely one of Guetta’s best work till date – and Sia’s been under-rated for WAY too long!

Check out all the action right here!

The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :

1. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

2. Payphone – Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

3. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra

4. Wide Awake – Katy Perry

5. Where Have You Been – Rihanna

6. Lights – Ellie Goulding

7. We Are Young – Fun. feat. Janelle Monae

8. Starships – Nicki Minaj

9. Titanium – David Guetta feat. Sia

10. Scream – Usher

The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :

1. Living Things – Linkin Park

2. Overexposed – Maroon 5

3. Believe -Justin Bieber

4. Maybach Music Group Presents : Self-Made 2 – Various

5. Write Me Back – R. Kelly

6. Welcome To The Fishbowl – Kenny Chesney

7. 21 – Adele

8. Up All Night – One Direction

9. Looking 4 Myself – Usher

10. Rock Of Ages (OST) – Various