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With 4 highly successful albums, 2 Grammys and over 50 million units sold world wide, Linkin Park are one of the most successful rock bands to emerge out of the last decade.

With 4 highly successful albums, 2 Grammys and over 50 million units sold world wide, Linkin Park are one of the most successful rock bands to emerge out of the last decade.

The California band's original founders: Brad Delson, Rob Bourdon and Mike Shinoda began playing as rock trio under the name Xero (and later Hybrid Theory) in the late 90's. They were later joined by DJ Joseph Hann, Chester Bennington and David Farrell. After changing their name to Linkin park and signing to Warner Records in 1999, they began working on their debut album, Hybrid Theory, which was released the following year. The album was a massive success and it launched the relatively unknown band into rock stardom. Hit singles such as "Crawling," "One Step Closer," and "In The End" all reached the top ten in the US mainstream rock charts and the album went multi-platinum around the world. In 2002 the band won a Grammy for "Crawling."

Their follow up album, Meteroa, was released in 2003. It instantly jumped to the top of the charts around the world and sold more than than 800,000 albums in its first week. Just over 6 months after its release, the album had sold close to three million units, and singles such as "Somewhere I Belong," "Faint" and "Breaking The Habit" were dominating the charts. The band won multiple awards and accolades for songs on Meteroa, including an MTV award, a Viewers Choice Award, a Radio Music Award, and in 2006, they won their second Grammy for a collaboration with Jay-Z on the mash-up "Numb/Encore." Their third album Minutes To Midnight, was released in 2007. It went straight to #1 in the US, UK and Canadian charts and had the biggest first week sales of the year (over 600,000 albums sold). In a nutshell, it was another multi-platinum success for the band.

Their third album, A Thousand Suns was released on 14th September 2010. It debuted at #1 on the US Billboard chart, #2 in the UK albums chart, and went on to sell over 780,000 copies world wide. Needless to say, it's no wonder why Billboard ranked them as one of the "Best Artists of the Decade!"

Linkin Park is currently represented by Imagem Music in Europe.

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