Linkin Park

lpLinkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996. Their debut album called Hybrid Theory was a massive commercial success; it sold more than 4.8 million copies during its debut year, earning it the status of best-selling album of 2001. Their second album Meteora sold more than 800,000 copies during its first week, and it ranked as the best selling album on the Billboard charts at the time.

Another three releases – „Minutes to Midnight“, „A Thousand Suns“ and „Living Things“ – marked a significant change of sound for the band. Linkin Park has sold over 60 million albums worldwide and has won two Grammy Awards so far.

 

>> Genre: Nu Metal, Alternative Rock

>> Country: USA

>> Active: 1996-present

 

History

Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries. Their following studio album Meteora, continued the band’s success, topping the Billboard 200 album chart in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world. In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth-greatest band of the music video era and the third-best of the new millennium. Billboard ranked Linkin Park No. 19 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart. The band was recently voted as the greatest artist of ’00s in a Bracket Madness poll on VH1.

Having adapted nu metal and rap metal to a radio-friendly yet densely layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora, the band explored other genres in their next studio album Minutes to Midnight (2007). The album topped the Billboard charts and had the third-best debut week of any album that year. The band continued to explore a wider variation of musical types in their fourth album A Thousand Suns (2010), layering their music with more electronic sounds and beats. Their most recent work Living Things (2012) combines musical elements from all of their previous records.

 

Band members 

Rob Bourdon– drums, percussion (1996–present)

Brad Delson – lead guitar (1996–present), bass (1998, 1999-2001)

Dave Farrell – bass guitar, backing vocals (1996–1998, 2001–present)

Joe Hahn – turntables, samples, programming, keyboards (1996–present)

Mike Shinoda – vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, piano (1996–present)

Chester Bennington – vocals (1998–present)

 

Music

  • „Hybrid Theory“ (2000)
  • „Meteora“ (2003)
  • „Minutes to Midnight“ (2007)
  • „A Thousand Suns“ (2010)
  • „Living Things“ (2012)

Famous for:  In The End, Numb, Burn It Down, Faint, Somewhere I Belong, One Step Closer

 

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Sources:

http://www.linkinpark.com/ – official website

http://www.warnerbrosrecords.com/artists/linkin-park – Record Label

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linkin_park – Wiki

http://www.last.fm/music/Linkin+Park – Last.fm