CSPC: Linkin Park Popularity Analysis

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UPDATE: This post will remain featured for a week in tribute to the band’s lead singer, Chester Bennington, who passed away today, July 20, 2017. May he rest in peace.

Please note all figures have been updated as of June 3, 2017.

The band Linkin Park were a huge part of the musical landscape during the 00s. In recent years, the hype slowed down but their newly issued album One More Light proved there is still a fan base for them around the world.

Music acts in the middle of the road are often the most difficult to evaluate success-wise. For veterans, the situation has been is clear for a long time as decades of catalog sales settled their position among their peers. For new artists, you only need to turn on the radio to know who’s hot. However, artists with careers that started 10 to 20 years ago don’t belong to any of these categories.

So, where do Linkin Park stand in the all-time list of most successful bands? Are they on the scale of the Gorillaz?, (who’s sales stand around 20 million equivalent album sales) or on the level of Guns N’ Roses? ( with sales well past 100 million?) Or do they stand somewhere between these pair?

As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge their results. This concept will not only bring you sales information for all of Linkin Park‘s albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming, but it will also determine their true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC method, the next page explains it with a short video. I fully recommend watching the video before getting into the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures.

Let’s go!

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Soldier's

Update pls 🥺

Hello

Pls update this

Hand

My sincere request to please update this again …. It’s 4 years since it has been …. And I believe all the records have increased to a huge success for the band , specially after the death of Chester 💔😞

Christian Smith

With the tragic death of Chester Bennington, a lot more people had been listening to Linkin Park after this event. Streaming numbers for all albums are vastly higher now on both Spotify & YouTube than they were when this was last updated in June 2017 Specifically, their last album One More Light (which was only around a month old at time of last update) has done very well in terms of streaming numbers in the over 3 years since. I think it’s quite rare for rock bands like Linkin Park to have an album from 2017 be this popular on… Read more »

Asher Salvatore

WHAT THE FUCK!!! This the stupidest estimations! You’ve ever done!! 😂😂
Honestly.. im disappointed

Anthony Blanchard

Arguments?
Oh… maybe you don’t have any?
You’re funny little boy!

César

arguments: i don’t like it 😎

RLAAMJR.

I’m disappointed in you.

Tony

It’s only because you don’t like the truth, rather the real, most accurate figures out there.

Jason potter

Hybrid theory has sold 30 million and meteora 27 million so your way off with your final total

Jason potter

Show me proof then mate, I got those figures from linkin parks website, and mjd I don’t believe everything I read you seem to know everything about everything pal

Donald Miller

Stop embarrassing yourself.

Jason potter

Donald mind your own business son, mine are facts son you believe this rubbish site I dont

Martin

Dinny make me laugh, yours are facts, thats one of the most hysterical things I’ve read on here. Sorry to say this pal, but you sound like some easily led muppet, who’ll believe anything as long as it comes from an “official” source. Next you’ll be telling us you believe everything a politician or a political party tells us or what some bank or banker tells us or what some oil company tells us, to be true facts, just because the information comes from them! Don’t be so bloody naive and taken in by misinformation. Just because an official source… Read more »

Donald Miller

When you post on a public forum, you make it everyone else’s business. Do you understand how that works?

Kaito

UPDATE – RIAA.com

Hybrid Theory – Platinum x 11
Meteora – Platinum x 7
Minutes to Midnight – Platinum x 4
A Thousand Suns – Platinum
Living Things – Platinum
The Hunting Party – Platinum

RLAAMJR

I think the reason of decrease on albums sales is because they release their album like every after 3 years which is too long that their fans might have found love to other music artists/bands when Linkin Park was out of the music scene.

But All the songs of their first album are great, I never imagined to love all of them.

I hope they’ll never stop making music. They should look for somebody to take (not replace) Chester’s part so their loyal fans will always be happy to continue to collect their albums.

The Dude

I agree! Along with John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Ronnie James Dio, Janis Joplin, Brad Delp, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, Scott Weiland, Chris Cornell, and to a less extent, Bon Scott, no one can truly replace Chester. He joined the ranks of all the deceased rock vocalist I’ve mentioned. If Linkin Park can get someone who sounds almost exactly like him with a very similar ability and range as a tribute, then. It would make me feel like if he was still around nostalgically. Alice In Chains have done that move before and it was… Read more »

Jordan

MJD can you do Lana Del Rey? I can’t find her total sales for Ultraviolence or Honeymoon, and estimates for BTD are probably outdated by now. She’s releasing a new album now so I guess it’s good timing.

Thanks a lot.

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