LABEL: Warner Records
VINYL RELEASE DATE: 10/9/2020
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: 10/24/2000
VARIANT: 5 CD, Black Vinyl 5LP, 3 DVD Box Set
Released in October 2000, Linkin Park's groundbreaking debut albumHybrid Theoryis a melting pot of heavy alternative rock, hip-hop and electronic flourishes that inspired a new genre of music and a generation of dedicated fans, who continue to be loyal followers of the band. Additionally, the band's sound influenced many young bands who related to the intense and emotional musical style. Hybrid Theorywas the best-selling album of 2001 in the US and has since exceeded 11 million album sales in the US, qualifying for the rare Billboard "Diamond" award. Hybrid Theory'ssuccess was supported by intensive touring, and three successful singles: "One Step Closer, " "Crawling, " and "In The End. " The band won their first Grammy Award for "Crawling" as Best Rock Performance. To celebrate 20 years since the original release, Hybrid Theory:20th Anniversary Editionwill be released on October 9th, 2020. The flagship format is a super-deluxe edition box set that includes unreleased and hard-to-find material on CD, vinyl and DVD. The box set also includes a lavishly illustrated 80-page book with contributions from the band and many previously unseen photographs, plus a replica tour laminate, an oversize poster of Chester Bennington, and 3 lithographs of new artwork supplied by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn and Frank Maddocks (the art director on the original release, and this anniversary edition).