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Linkin Park have earned one of Billboard's Top Rock Artist spots for 2017, among other high-charting acts like Metallica and Portugal. The Man, according to the mag's recent Year In Rock Charts review. Check it out.
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LP garnered the distinction of No. 3 Top Rock Artist for the year, with the band's latest studio effort, One More Light, landing at No. 7 on the year-end Top Rock Albums list. Billboard notes that, while the group were already on track for a strong chart showing following One More Light's May release, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington's unexpected death in July created a surge as “fans flocked to the band's catalog for a measure of comfort.” The support from LP fans even pushed the band's debut album, Hybrid Theory, to No. 20 on the year's Top Rock Albums list, 17 years after its release.
Joining Linkin Park in the year-end rankings are Metallica, whose Hardwired… To Self-Destruct hit No. 1 on 2017's Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts, and Portugal. The Man, whose inescapable hit single “Feel It Still” earned No. 1 on the Adult Alternative Songs chart, No. 2 on Rock Airplay and No. 3 on the Hot Rock Songs and Alternative Songs lists for the year.
Linkin Park's new live album, One More Light Live, is out Dec. 15. The release will feature performances from the band's One More Light World Tour 2017. Get a sneak peek at One More Light Live from the album's trailer here:
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