American multi-platinum rock band, founded in 1996 under the name Xero and performing music primarily in the styles of alternative metal, nu metal and rap metal (early creativity), alternative rock, electronic rock, pop and pop rock (later creativity). Existing since 2000 under the name Linkin Park, the band has been nominated six times and won two Grammy awards. The band found success with their 2000 debut album, Hybrid Theory, which sold more than 30 million copies (in 2010, it received the "diamond" status awarded by the RIAA). The next Studio album, Meteora, repeated, although not surpassing the success of the previous one, leading the Billboard 200 chart in 2003. In total, the band released seven Studio albums, which sold a total of about 100 million copies.