Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Linkin Park’s Big Comeback Move

The alternative metal/nu metal/rap metal completely different band has made a name for themselves since the late 1990s and after their world tour they came back with an amazing job offer from movie director Michael Bay to produce the Transformers Soundtrack with them on the lead of it. Staying strong in the music industry for almost 2 decades is not an easy task; it is a clear indication that the band’s exemplary talents continually pleases the fans that they can still impress this generation.

Previous achievements
Linkin Park has won 2 Grammy Awards for their number 1 hit single “Crawling” and “Numb” from their album “Hybrid Theory” back in 2000; and were also nominated for 2 other Grammy (Best Rock Album and Best New Artist). They have also sold more than 50 million copies of their albums to date and still have a huge fan-base worldwide, which will eventually result in more singles and albums created and sold. It is obvious at this point that the band will remain for another decade or so, until the fans will decide to continually purchase their albums and support them or find a new gig. 

World Tours and side projects
The band later on decided to go on a world tour and sometimes performing with other artists as well as helped raise funds for the Hurricane Katrina victims. It took them 2 years before they were able to complete their new album “Minutes to Midnight” and got back into the music limelight.

Current Stats
Recently Linkin Park produced their fourth album “A Thousand Suns” for which their new single “New Divide” became the OST of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; however, their song “What I’ve Done” from the “Minutes to Midnight” album have already been picked by Paramount and Dreamworks Studio to become the official sound track of the first Transformers movie also. Their musical styles seem to rhyme with the movie genre’ that the promotional team of the movie studio responsible for making the Transformers movies wanted their songs to become a part of the movie also.

Right now the band is performing live on a tour in South Africa and promoting their new album “Living Things.” Already their new single “Powerless” was played at the end credits of the “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” movie. This clearly shows that Linkin Park is growing stronger and I think they might just be latest addition to join the best-selling music artists of all time (assuming of course they could cross the 200 million total album sales in a decade from now).

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