Love them or hate them, Linkin Park's musical presence is hard to ignore. The nu metal outfit recently became the first band to reach 1 billion views on its official YouTube channel (LinkinParkTV in their case).

While the Southern California band is the first musical collective to reach the 1 billion mark, three solo artists have beaten them to the punch. Lady Gaga crossed the line in 2010, but was then surpassed by Rihanna and then Justin Bieber, who currently has more than 2.8 billion views. Linkin Park’s latest record, Living Things, is out now on Warner Bros./Machine Shop.

[via FACT]

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