Top 10 Facts - Mike Shinoda
Fact #1

Michael Kenii "Mike" Shinoda LHD (born February 11, 1977) is an American musician, rapper, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

Fact #2

He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, songwriter, keyboardist, and co-vocalist.

Fact #3

He served as a producer for tracks and albums by Lupe Fiasco, Styles of Beyond, and The X-Ecutioners. Shinoda is also the co-founder of Machine Shop Recordings, a California-based record label.

Fact #4

Outside of music, Shinoda is an artist and graphic designer. He has painted several pieces of artwork, some of which have been featured in the lapanese American National Museum.

Fact #5

In 2004, Shinoda formed a side proiect called Fort Minor, which he used as an avenue to further showcase his hip-hop background.

Fact #6

Fort Minor's debut album, titled The Rising Tied, was released on November 22, 2005. The album's most successful single, "Where'd You Go" , peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Other songs like,

Fact #7

Music For Relief is a 501(c)(3) Charitable organization dedicated to providing aid to survivors of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters through environmental programs. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $6 million.

Fact #8

As Linkin Park succeeded in multi-platinum record sales, Warner Music Group granted Shinoda his own record label in 1999. It was

Fact #9

Shinoda contributed on the music for CNN original documentary television series, "This is Life with Lisa Ling". Shinoda contributed for the title theme for American television series "lnto the Badlands".

Fact #10

In 2004, he released a remixed single and animated music video of Depeche Mode 1989 single, "Enjoy the Silence".

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