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Linkin Park’s “In the End” Video Has Surpassed One Billion Views on YouTube

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Linkin Park are reportedly the ninth-most viewed band on YouTube. So, shock of shocks, the music video for Linkin Park’s breakout hit, “In the End,” has surpassed a billion views on YouTube, and is actually the second LP clip to do this, after the one for “Numb.”

This is an especially big deal because, according to Kerrang!, it’s “not a common figure for bands in rock and metal to reach”:

“[I]n recent times only twenty one pilots have had similar success, with Ride (1b), Heathens (1.4b) and Stressed Out (2b) all breaking the boundary. Similarly, Guns N’ Roses also hit headlines last year as Sweet Child O’ Mine became the first music video of the 1980s to reach a billion views on YouTube. But other than that? It’s really not very common.”

To give you some idea of the size of this achievement: Metallica’s most popular video on YouTube is “Nothing Else Matters,” and that has a mere 789,000,000 views. So. Yeah. People really like Linkin Park.

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