A total of 11 Linkin Park songs have received new platinum certifications from the RIAA, in the wake of frontman Chester Bennington‘s death.
Several of the tracks have earned multi-platinum status, such as the Minutes to Midnight single “What I’ve Done,” which has now been certified five-times platinum for sales of five million copies. Others, like Hybrid Theory‘s “One Step Closer,” cross the million-copy milestone for the first time.
Immediately following Bennington’s death on July 20, combined sales of Linkin Park’s albums and songs increased by 5,332 per cent. Additionally, the band charted a record-breaking 23 tracks on Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs tally.
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