Mike Shinoda is the group's MC and does all of the rapping. Mike has also done all of the backing vocals live, and in their latest album, Minutes to Midnight, he sings lead vocals on "In Between", "Hands Held High", and the B-side "No Roads Left". Shinoda has also been placed in Hit Parader's list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" at number 72.
Linkin Park rose to international fame in 2000 with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which became a high commercial success and sold over 29 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time. Linkin Park is one of the most successful acts of the 2000s and sold over 19 million albums in the United States alone (out of which 16 million were studio albums).They have sold 60 million albums worldwide and are the best selling band of the 21st century. The band has achieved three number-one Billboard 200 albums (Meteora, Collision Course and Minutes to Midnight), seven number one singles on the Modern Rock Tracks charts ("In The End", "Somewhere I Belong", "Faint", "Numb", "Lying From You", "Breaking The Habit" and "What I've Done"). Also, they are known for the hit singles "One Step Closer", "Crawling", "Numb/Encore", "Bleed It Out", "Shadow of the Day", "Leave Out All The Rest", "New Divide", and were featured in the X-Ecutioners' song "It's Goin' Down" and Busta Rhymes's "We Made It". Linkin Park has also won two Grammy Awards and as well been nominated three times.Studio albums
Fan Club albums
Hybrid Theory (2000)
Minutes to Midnight (2007)
Collision Course (2004) - with Jay-Z
Xero (1996) - demo tape
Hybrid Theory EP (1999)
In the End: Live & Rare (2002)
Live from SoHo (2008)
Songs from the Underground (2008)
Frat Party at the Pankake Festival (2001)
Reanimation (2002) - (DVD-Audio)
The Making of Meteora (2003) - (limited release)
Live in Texas (2003)
Collision Course (2004)
Minutes to Midnight (2007) - (limited release)
Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes (2008)
MTV Thailand interviews Mike Shinoda in 2006.
Chester Bennington – vocals, rhythm guitar, (1999–present)
Rob Bourdon – drums, percussion (1996–present)
Brad Delson – lead guitar (1996–present)
Dave "Phoenix" Farrell – bass guitar, backing vocals (1996–1998, 2001–present)
Joe Hahn – turntables, programming, samples (1996–present)
Mike Shinoda – MC, vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards (1996–present)
Mark Wakefield – vocals (1996–1998)
Kyle Christener – bass guitar (1998–1999)
Scott Koziol – bass guitar (1999–2001)
Linkin Park released its debut album Hybrid Theory on October 24, 2000. In 2001, the band won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Linkin Park's 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. "Breaking the Habit", a single from the album, won an MTV Asia Award. "Somewhere I Belong", also on Meteora, won a MTV Video Music Award. After the success of Meteora, the band postponed working on a new studio album for several years. Linkin Park continued to tour and work on side projects; during the same period, Bennington appeared on DJ Lethal's State of the Art and worked with Dead By Sunrise, while Shinoda worked with Depeche Mode. In 2004, the band worked with Jay-Z to produce an album entitled Collision Course; "Numb/Encore", a single from the album, won a Grammy Award the next year. Linkin Park's most recent album Minutes to Midnight was released in 2007 despite initially stating the album would debut in 2006. The album was nominated for a TMF Award in 2007, while "What I've Done", a single from the album, was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award. Linkin Park has recently won in the Favourite International Artist of Asia category at the 2008 MTV Asia Awards. Overall, Linkin Park has received 21 awards from 42 nominations.
American Music Awards
MTV Asia Awards
MTV Europe Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
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