Following the death of Chester Bennington, many fans attempted to get Linkin Park’s most famous song up to 1 billion views on YouTube. Today, the dream for many was made complete.
Our music video for “Numb” just passed 1 BILLION views on @YouTube. Thank you for all the support over the years!
Watch here: https://t.co/GuO4HZCVVH
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) November 8, 2018
“Numb” is from the band’s 2003 album Meteora. It is now one of the most viewed rock songs on YouTube. You can watch the video for the song below.
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Additionally, fans of Linkin Park are taking to Twitter (and the comment section of the video) to relish in the band’s most recent success.
At this pace, Numb will probably reach 1 billion views today! Such a good song. One of my fave Linkin Park songs of all time!❤️???? pic.twitter.com/m8kW7tsfW4
— Kathy #PostTraumaticTour (@kw2014123) November 8, 2018
I am so beyond proud of the #LPFamily. Could not think of a better family to be a part of.
— Tanya (@TanyaF90) November 8, 2018
I can’t describe how happy I’m right now that Numb reached 1 billion views finally. It’s an excellent song and fantastic video. It deserves not only 1 billion but at least 10 billion views. Congratulations again guys @linkinpark
— LauraB????#ShinodaSquad (@_LauraB_) November 8, 2018
Soooooo- which one is next? ???????????? https://t.co/a3OsYaS5Br
— LPFanCorner (@LPFanCorner) November 8, 2018
In 2012, the band reached 1 billion YouTube views across all 72 of their videos at the time, according to Spin. Today, all of their videos compiled together reach 6,447,528,918 views at the time of press.
This is not the only recent success for the band. In 2017, Linkin Park saw three records go platinum, including “Numb,” which went 4x multi-platinum that summer. The band also topped Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos this past October.
Chester Bennington unexpectedly died last year after taking his own life.
Which Linkin Park video will be the next to make it to 1 billion views? Sound off in the comments below.