With the passing of Linkin Park’s lead singer Chester Bennington in late July, fans across the world mourned the tragic death. But it’s now being reported that the group has managed to break the record of most songs on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart with 23 songs. The group is also dominating the Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts this month.
The highest charting song currently for the rock-infused-with-hip-hop-group was their 2003 hit “Numb” which came in at #2. The previous record was held by rock icon David Bowie who had 21 songs on the chart dated January 30th, 2016 – the same month he passed away.
According to RollingStone.com:
Imagine Dragons remained at Number One with “Believer” and also captured the Number Six spot while Portugal. the Man held on at Number Five. But otherwise, Linkin Park dominated the Hot Rock Songs chart, landing seven cuts in the Top 10. These included “In the End” (Number Three), their recent single “Heavy” (Four), “What I’ve Done” (Seven), “Crawling” (Eight), “Somewhere I Belong” (Nine) and “One More Light” (Ten). All 23 of Linkin Park’s songs on Hot Rock Songs chart appeared in the Top 50.
The groups latest LP – One More Light – jumped from #3 to #1 on the Top Rock Albums charts this week, as well. What’s more is they also managed to secure spots #2 and #3 on the charts with their debut album Hybrid Theory and the 2003 Meteora.
This makes Linkin Park the first band to simultaneously hold all top 3 spots on the chart in a single week.