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This Linkin Park Music Video Now Officially Has 1 Billion Views On YouTube


Linkin Park just hit a very impressive milestone with their official music video for their 2003 single “Numb” having officially amassed over 1 billion views on YouTube in its eleven years on the service. The single itself currently stands at 4x multi-platinum in the United States, while their 2003 album “Meteora” sits at 7x multi-platinum in the aforementioned country.

Numb” holds a sizable lead too as the music video for the lead single, “One Step Closer“, from the band’s 2000 debut album, “Hybrid Theory“, sits at #2 among the band’s most viewed videos, having chalked up over 648,047,567 views as of press time. “One Step Closer” itself currently sits at platinum status in the United States while “Hybrid Theory” stands at a staggering 11x multi-platinum in the U.S. alone.

While “Numb” has certainly taken home the crown for the band’s most popular song on YouTube, its standing surprisingly isn’t universal. A look at Spotify instead finds “In The End” standing tall at #1 with 472,761,876 streams, with “Numb” trailing at #2 with 399,449,527 streams as of press time.

The future of Linkin Park has seemingly been up in the air since the July 20th, 2017 suicide of frontman Chester Bennington with members of the band having been pursuing other interests in more recent months.

A platinum album in the United States represents 1,000,000 units, while gold signifies 500,000 units. Outside of traditional physical/digital sales, the certifications factor in digital streams/downloads with 10 permanent track downloads counting as 1 unit and 1500 on-demand audio/video streams from a particular album also counting as as a unit.