24 Facts About Linkin Park


Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California.

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Linkin Park went on a hiatus when longtime lead vocalist Bennington committed suicide in July 2017.

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Linkin Park is among the best-selling bands of the 21st century and the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 100 million records worldwide.

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Linkin Park was founded by three high school friends: Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, and Brad Delson.

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Linkin Park formed their own tour, Projekt Revolution, which featured other notable artists such as Cypress Hill, Adema, and Snoop Dogg.

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In early 2004, Linkin Park started a world tour titled the Meteora World Tour.

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Linkin Park received significant recognition during the 2004 Radio Music Awards, winning the Artist of the Year and Song of the Year awards.

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Linkin Park participated in numerous charitable events, most notably raised money to benefit victims of Hurricane Charley in 2004 and later Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Linkin Park returned to the recording studios in 2006 to work on new material.

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Linkin Park embarked on a large world tour titled "Minutes to Midnight World Tour".

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Linkin Park embarked on another Projekt Revolution tour in 2008.

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In May 2009, Linkin Park announced they were working on a fourth studio album, which was planned to be released in 2010.

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Linkin Park mentioned that the album would be more experimental and "hopefully more cutting-edge".

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Linkin Park reached No 8 in Billboard Social 50, a chart of the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites.

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In July 2011, Bennington told Rolling Stone that Linkin Park aims to produce a new album every eighteen months, and that he would be shocked if a new album did not come out in 2012.

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Linkin Park played at the Soundwave music festival in Australia, where they shared the stage with Metallica, Paramore, Slayer and Sum 41.

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Linkin Park headlined Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in 2014, along with Metallica, Kings of Leon, and Iron Maiden.

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Linkin Park collaborated with Steve Aoki on the song "Darker Than Blood" for Aoki's album Neon Future II, which was released in May 2015.

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Linkin Park performed at the closing ceremony of BlizzCon 2015, Blizzard's video game convention.

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Linkin Park began working on new material for a seventh studio album in November 2015.

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Billboard estimates that Linkin Park earned US$5 million between May 2011 and May 2012, making them the 40th-highest-paid musical artist.

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Linkin Park became the first rock band to achieve more than one billion YouTube hits.

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Linkin Park became the fifteenth most liked page on Facebook, tenth most liked artist, and most liked group followed by the Black Eyed Peas.

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New York Times Jon Caramanica commented Linkin Park "brought the collision of hard rock and hip-hop to its commercial and aesthetic peak" at the beginning of the 2000s.

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