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    Linkin Park’s “In the End” Earns Coveted RIAA Diamond Certification

    In the End” by Linkin Park is a famous song loved by many fans worldwide. Recently, it became the band’s first diamond single in the US, selling over 10 million units. The Recording Industry Association of America confirmed this on February 27, 2024.

    A diamond certification from the RIAA is a prestigious honor that signifies the massive and enduring popularity of a song or an album. It represents 10 million units, which can be a combination of traditional physical/digital sales, streaming, and downloads. For example, ten permanent track downloads count as 1 unit, and 1500 on-demand audio/video streams from a particular album also count as 1. Only a few artists have achieved this status, and even fewer have done so with a single song.

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    ” In the End” by Linkin Park recently became a part of a particular group of songs. Some of the most popular songs of all time include “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, also “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran, and “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston. The RIAA gave it a diamond certification on February 27, 2024. This happened 24 years after it came out as the last single from Linkin Park’s first album, “Hybrid Theory.”

    This track was released in 2000 as part of Linkin Park’s debut album, “Hybrid Theory,” also certified diamond by the RIAA in 2005. The band members wrote the song, with Mike Shinoda composing the verses and chorus and Chester Bennington writing the bridge. The song features a distinctive piano riff, rap vocals by Shinoda, and a powerful chorus sung by Bennington.

    Music critics gave the song good reviews. They liked its catchy melody, emotional lyrics, and the contrast between rap and rock. Rolling Stone said it combines pop sensibility and innovation. AllMusic called it a perfect mix of rap and nu-metal. The song won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video in 2002 and several other awards.

    The song was a big hit, reaching the top ten on many music charts worldwide. It also topped the UK Singles Chart and reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song sold over four million copies in the US and was among the best-selling singles of the 2000s.

    With its diamond certification, “In the End” has become Linkin Park’s second diamond record in the US, following their debut album, “Hybrid Theory.” This makes them one of the few bands in the country to have a diamond album and a diamond single. It also makes them the first rock band to have a diamond single in the US and the first band to have a diamond single from a diamond album.

    The diamond certification also reflects the song’s enduring popularity, attracting new listeners and fans across generations and platforms. The song has amassed over a billion streams on both YouTube and Spotify, making it one of the most streamed songs ever. Various artists, such as Jay-Z, Eminem, and Twenty-One Pilots, have also covered, sampled, and remixed the song.

    In the End” is more than just a song. It is a cultural phenomenon that has left a lasting impact on the music industry and its fans. It is a song that defined a generation, a song that inspired countless people, a song that transcended genres and boundaries. It is a song showcasing Linkin Park’s talent, creativity, and passion, a band that revolutionized the rock scene and influenced many other artists.

    In the End” is a song that deserves to be celebrated and honored, as it has earned its place in music history. It is a song that will never fade away as it lives on in the hearts and minds of the fans. It is a song that, in the end, matters the most.

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