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Fans push Linkin Park’s “Numb” video past 2 billion views on YouTube

After Chester Bennington died in July 2017, fans embarked on a campaign to push “Numb,” a big single from the Meteora album of 2003, to get a billion views on YouTube. It took a little less than 18 months, but they did it.

This week, the video (first uploaded on March 5, 2007, during the very early days of YouTube) hit two billion views, which makes it one of the most-seen rock videos ever in the history of YouTube. What’s been seen more? “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses, “Believer” from Imagine Dragons, and…well, I think that’s it.

To move from one billion to two billion views in just three years is a pretty impressive feat.

Alan Cross

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