Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda

Mike Shinoda

About Mike Shinoda

Mike Shinoda is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer best known for cofounding the multi-Platinum rock band LINKIN PARK.

∙ Shinoda began taking piano lessons at age six, before his love of hip-hop inspired him to branch out to electronic keyboards and samplers in his early teens.
∙ Following the massive success of LINKIN PARK’s Hybrid Theory, he cowrote, produced, and performed on The X-Ecutioners’ 2002 rap-rock hit “It’s Goin’ Down.”
∙ His 2004 remix of Depeche Mode’s 1989 hit “Enjoy the Silence” reached the Top 10 in Belgium, Germany, and the UK.
∙ “Numb/Encore,” a track that Shinoda produced and cowrote for the 2004 Jay-Z and LINKIN PARK EP, Collision Course, won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
∙ In 2005, Shinoda’s collaborative hip-hop project, Fort Minor, released the hit album The Rising Tied, which featured contributions from John Legend, Common, and Black Thought.
Post Traumatic, his first project following the death of LINKIN PARK’s Chester Bennington, was a worldwide Top 20 smash in 2018.

  • HOMETOWN
    Agoura, CA
  • BORN
    February 11, 1977

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