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Linkin Park’s ‘Hybrid Theory’ Is One Of The Highest-Selling Albums In Recorded History

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 16 January 2020 at 13.04

Genuinely unsurprising, really.

Linkin Park's monumental 2000 album 'Hybrid Theory' is one of the highest-selling albums in recorded history. Not just rock albums, either - all albums, ever.

The legends behind Chart Masters have collated the worldwide sales data for albums, and worked out the global highest-selling 50 albums since records began, and 'Hybrid Theory' is among the top. 

Of the 50 top albums, 'Hybrid Theory' is one of only five albums released in the 2000s to feature on the list. It appears at number 47 on the list, having sold in excess of 20 million units worldwide. HUGE.

A graph of the top 50 highest-selling was posted in the Data Is Beautiful subreddit, made by u/neilrkaye which you can see below:

50 best selling albums worldwide [OC] from r/dataisbeautiful


A huge effort, but an equally huge album.

And seeing as we have the perfect excuse, turn this up and give it a spin:

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