Alt-Rock band Linkin Park was formed in 1996 in Agoura Falls, California. They made their historical musical debut in 2000 with their album Hybrid Theory, which sold over 10 million copies and became certified as Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), as well as going multi-platinum in several other countries around the world. Their mix of heavy rock led by Chester Bennington‘s soft, yet sometimes piercing, vocals and Mike Shinoda‘s raps developed into a unique style and made for a successful commercial combination. Not only has the group sold over 26 million albums to date, which is a feat in and of itself, but they just recently hit another milestone – their video for “In The End” just reached a billion views. This accomplishment is quite impressive, considering that the video wasn’t uploaded to Youtube until 2009. “In The End” is their second video to hit a billion views; “Numb” also accomplished this in 2018.
These milestones are a great tribute to Chester Bennington, whose suicide in 2017 still has fans all over the world mourning his passing. At the time, the band organized for donations to be directed to the One More Light Fund, which had been set up in Bennington’s memory.
On April 28, 2020, bassist Dave Farrell revealed the band is working on new music. Here’s to hoping more of their music videos hit that incredible number: 1 billion.