Singer who gained fame as the lead vocalist of Linkin Park, whose 2000 album, Hybrid Theory, was certified Diamond. He has also sung with the Stone Temple Pilots.
His single with Linkin Park, "Numb," was certified Platinum in 2003.
He helped create the music for Linkin Park's bestselling album, Meteora, along with DJ Joe Hahn.
He dreamed of joining Depeche Mode and got a job at Burger King to fund his cocaine and crystal meth habits before getting clean. He had a tumultuous childhood.
He married Samantha Bennington on October 31, 1996, although he could not afford a wedding ring. After their divorce on May 2, 2005, he married Talinda Bentley on December 31, 2005. He has four sons named Isaiah, Tyler, Jaime and Draven and two daughters named Lila and Lily.