Linkin Park – 03.25.2003 Watch The Making Of Meteora On LPTV At LinkinPark.com Album Promo Poster – signed by Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington, Dave “Phoenix” Farrell
Meteora is the second studio album by American rock band Linkin Park. It was released on March 25, 2003 through Warner Bros. Records, following Reanimation, a collaboration album which featured remixes of songs included on their 2000 debut studio album Hybrid Theory. The album was produced by the band alongside Don Gilmore. The title Meteora is taken from the Greek Orthodox monasteries originally bearing the name. Meteora has a similar sound to Hybrid Theory, as described by critics, and the album took almost a year to be recorded. It is the first Linkin Park studio album to feature bassist Dave Farrell after he rejoined the band in 2000 after temporarily touring with other bands.
Meteora debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling over 810,000 copies in its first week. Linkin Park released singles from Meteora for over a year, including “Somewhere I Belong”, “Faint”, “Numb”, “From the Inside”, and “Breaking the Habit”. Meteora received generally positive reviews, although critics noted that the album’s musical style was similar to its predecessor, Hybrid Theory.
Meteora has sold around 16 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of the 21st century. It is certified 7x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It was ranked number 36 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums of the 2000s. Some songs from the album were remixed with some of Jay-Z’s songs for the EP Collision Course (2004). “Session” was nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards.