2. Linkin Park (1996)
Chester Bennington’s suicide, a couple of months back came as a shock to the entire music industry and especially for the very people who grew up listening the Hybrid Theory and Meteora as their very first rock music albums. Founded by Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson in California, 1996, with Chester joining the band later in 1999, Linkin Park when on to become one of the world’s best selling artists overall with hits like ‘In the End’, ‘Numb’ and ‘Leave out all the rest’ emerging as chartbusters. The band has sold over 100 million record worldwide till date with two Grammy awards in their kitty.
British alternative rock band formed in 1996 by led vocalist and keyboardist Chris Martin and lead guitarists Jonny Muckland is one of the most listened bands in the world today and a huge success commercially in terms of their music albums and labels. Coldplay has become a household name among almost all sections of music enthusiasts with their varied form of music and experimentation with musical instruments and genres being highly coveted. The band has won 62 awards from 209 nominations in their musical career including seven Grammy awards selling more than 90 million records online. Some of their most popular songs like ‘Fix You’, ‘Paradise’ and ‘The Scientist’ are cult mass favourites.