According to Billboard.com, LINKIN PARK‘s music was streamed more than seven times more in the U.S. on the day of singer Chester Bennington‘s death as compared to the day before he committed suicide.
In total, there were 12.6 million on-demand audio streams of the band’s catalog of songs on July 20, versus 1.5 million a day earlier.
Among the most streamed tracks on July 20 were “In The End” (923,000 streams, up from 107,000 a day earlier, “Numb” (740,000 streams), “Heavy” (684,000 streams), “One Step Closer” (480,000 streams) and “Crawling” (439,000 streams).
Billboard.com also reported that LINKIN PARK‘s music sales grew 5,332 percent following Bennington‘s passing. In total, the act’s albums and songs sold 111,000 copies on July 20, versus 2,000 the day before.
In the two days since Chester‘s death, fans shared their favorite music lyrics, photos of Bennington and some even posted pictures of their LINKIN PARK memorabilia and photos with the late singer.
— Palos Verdes Post (@PalosVerdesPost) July 22, 2017
“Gone But Never Forgotten”
Chester Bennington ＠ Palos Verdes, CA pic.twitter.com/gwJL1qj5Q7
— ( ¨̮ ) (@HeMeleNou) July 22, 2017