Since Chester Bennington's death on July 20, album and single sales of Linkin Park music have been dramatically on the rise. In a new record, 23 of the group's songs have made it into Billboard's Hot Rock Songs. Further to that, four albums have returned to Billboard's top 100 chart, including the disc Meteora at number 11.
By July 27, album sales had already rocketed by 125%, while song sales had risen by 191%. On streaming platforms, song listens rose by a whopping 288%, passing from 23.5 million to 91.1 million.
As a result, no less than eleven Linkin Park singles were given new certifications by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). According to Fader, the tracks "One Step Closer", "Waiting for the End" and "Leave out All the Rest" went platinum – meaning more than a million copies sold – for the first time ever.
The tracks "What I’ve Done", "Bleed it Out", "Shadow of the Day", "New Divide", "In the End", "Numb", "Burn it Down" and "Numb/Encore", already platinum, reached multiplatinum status. A fitting posthumous tribute to a great musician.