Billboard Year End Charts 2012: Linkin Park

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    Squish Mitten

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    Billboard just released their year end charts, so I thought I'd post how LP performed this year:

    Living Things:

    Billboard 200: #40
    Digital Albums: #25
    Alternative Albums: #9
    Hard Rock Albums: #2
    Canadian Albums: #44
    Rock Albums: #9

    Linkin Park:

    Top Artists: #46
    Hot 100 Artists: #87
    Billboard 200 Artists: #38
    Social 50 Artists: #18
    Top Rock Artists: #6
    Rock Songs Artists: #3
    Alt. Song Artists: #9
    Hard Rock Albums Artists: #2

    Burn It Down:

    Hot 100 Songs: #100
    Rock Songs: #3
    Alt. Songs: #10

    Feel free to tell me if I've left something out :)
     
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    Filip

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    They did fine.

    Considering like one song charted in the entire year.
     
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    Lost In The Echo, Lies Greed Misery, I'll Be Gone, Castle of Glass, In My Remains and Powerless are charted too.
     
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    On Billboard?
     
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    Woah, no. Sorry my bad, I didn't even cared about the Billboard in the title.
     
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    Lost in the Echo charted at 97.....
     
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    Yeah, Lost in the echo!
     
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    Big deal. It was on 97 for a week.
     
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    Blackee Dammet

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    What did the album end up selling, anyway?

    I was surprised by the lack of singles. Real ones, not stupid interactive videos/videogame commercial/movie soundtrack ones.
     
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    Yeah i think the band kinda dropped the ball on releasing actual consistent singles.

    Like seriously, what is the "current single?" Everything's been all over the map in different countries and whatnot. Or maybe the band is one step ahead of me and learning that charts don't matter as much they used to?
     
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    LIVING THINGS has sold 535,000 as of this week, Blackee Dammet.
     
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    Exactly. LITE was postponed like 37 times and then they just posted it one day, without any announcement or actual promotion, nobody even noticed Powerless was released for like 4 days, and CoG single is coming out 5 months after the video...
     
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    That's more evidence of sloppiness than anything, though........
     
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    Could be, But I'd rather say they don't really care about it, since no one who cares wouldn't let an album go without a real single for 8 months.
     
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    Blackee Dammet

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    Worldwide, or US?

    If just for 'Merika that's not too shabby, iirc it took ATS a year and a half or so before it hit gold, yeah?
     
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    I'd say that's just US. But if it sold more than 500,000 why wasn't it certified gold?
     
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    I think they don't care about singles. They can't sell many of them anyway. They just promote one single prior to the album release so that everyone knows there's a new record coming soon. That's all.
     
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    ...no?

    Until just recently Linkin Park were a massive "singles band", most of them went platinum and even as soon as ATS most of the ones they released went gold.
     
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    In America -one of LP's largest markets- , there is no singles market. There are only albums in our brick and mortar stores and it has been that way for more than a decade. Singles are for radio play to promote the album. No singles means no exposure. No exposure means no album sales, so the theory goes. The singles themselves aren't being sold to anyone except the radio DJs. So basically LP wouldn't be making decisions based on single sales.

    Besides, when you put something out, you don't let people forget about it after a month. That's what the subsequent singles and tour is for.
     
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