Linkin Park just broke records, with 23 songs on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart in wake of the July 20th suicide of lead singer Chester Bennington. The group also dominated in the Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts, peaking at #1 in both. The band also saw hit songs “Numb,” “In the End,” and “Heavy” re-enter the Billboard Hot 100.
The record was previously held by David Bowie, with 21 songs on the chart following his death in January of 2016. Seven Linkin Park songs are in the top ten on the chart, with “Numb” “In the End” and “Heavy” taking up the Number 2, 3, and 4 spots, and “What I’ve Done” “Crawling” “Somewhere I Belong” and “One More Light” rounding out the top 10 with the Number 7, 8, 9, and 10 spots respectively.
On the Top Rock Albums chart, the band’s latest album One More Light rose to the Number 1 spot, with their previous albums, Hybrid and Meteora occupying the 2 and 3 spots, making the band the first to have three albums in the Top Rock Albums chart in a single week.
Artists around the world have expressed their grief and paid tribute to the enigmatic band; most recently, Coldplay paid homage with a touching cover of Linkin Park’s “Crawling.” There’s been an outpouring of support for the band and Bennington’s family from fans as well. Over 300 band-endorsed public memorials have been organized around the world.