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Linkin Park become first rock band to pass 1 billion views on YouTube

'In The End' hitmakers Linkin Park have smashed a brand new record by becoming the first rock band to exceed 1 billion views on video hosting site, YouTube.

The popular group have now joined the likes of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, who have also achieved the incredible feat although Canadian sensation Bieber leads the pack with a phenomenal 2.8 billion views to his name. Rihanna cuts a close second and Gaga is just behind her in third place.

Linkin Park released their fifth studio album, 'Living Things', earlier this summer and enjoyed great chart success with it in both their native USA and in the UK.

The band took to their official Twitter page earlier today (September 21) and clarified that they actually hit 1 billion views "2 years ago", but an issue with YouTube prevented it from registering: "LP hit 1 billion 2 years ago; when WBR & YT had disputes, YT erased WBR views, including hundreds of millions of @linkinpark views."




Watch their music video for 'Burn It Down' below: