US sales of Linkin Park's music have risen 5,332 percent following the tragic death of lead-singer Chester Bennington.
Three of the band's albums are on their way to re-entering the Billboard 200 chart dated August 5, according to figures from Nielsen Music.
On July 20, the day news of Bennington's death broke, Linkin Park's most recent album One More Light sold over 6000 copies. In total, the band has shifted 21,000 albums on July 20, up from less than 1000 on the day before. Hybrid Theory and Meteora are also set to re-enter the Billboard top 200.
Banners of Chester have been placed on the front of the Warner Bros. Records offices in California. Credit: PA
Singles 'In The End' and 'Numb' were downloaded 11,000 and 10,000 times respectively, on July 20, up from a 'negligible' number the day before, Billboard reports.
In an interview, obtained by the Mirror, Bennington said working on One More Light was therapeutic. He said that before recording the album he was in the 'darkest time' of his life.
Talking about the album, he said: "We brought in various issues and situations into the writing process.
"When you hear it in the context of the music, there's a hopefulness and there's a sense of moving forward and moving on, and that's really where we're coming from."
Devastated fans of Linkin Park expressed their shock and grief on social media following the announcement that Bennington had committed suicide by hanging at his home in LA.
Tributes were paid by a number of stars, including bandmate Mike Shinoda.
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
- Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
We are deeply saddened by Chester's death. We loved him. Our condolences to Chester's family, Linkin Park, and all of their loved ones.
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