Mike Shinoda Biography


Mike Shinoda

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Birth Name: Mike Shinoda
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Sign: aquarius
Age:   40 Years
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Mike Shinoda full name Michael Kenji Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer. He became popular after his band released their first album named "Hybrid Theory" in 2000. He was born on February 11, 1977 in the Los Angeles suburb of Agoura Hills, California, United States. His father is of Japanese descent and his mother has German and English ancestry. He has a younger brother, Jason.

He is a married man. He married to his longtime girlfriend Anna Hillinger on May 10, 2003. She is an author. She writes Kids book. She has her own site annashinoda.com for her writing skills. They have two children together. He is very happy of getting such a lovely wife and they are still together.

He is an American by nationality and is of Japanese’s American ethnicity and talking about his height, he is five feet and eleven inches tall. When his age was six years old, her mother encourage him to take Piano class. When he was 13, Shinoda moved towards playing jazz, blues and hip hop. He attended Agoura High School with Linkin Park band mates Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon. The three formed the band Xero, and began to make a more serious attempt to pursue a career in the music industry. He graduated from Art Center College of Design of Pasadena to study graphic design and illustration. He and his band mates officially formed their band in 1996 named Linkin Park. He earns massive amount of salary and his net worth is 23 million dollars.

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Born in California, United States

1977 11th of February

He was born on February 11, 1977 in the Los Angeles suburb of Agoura Hills, California, United States. His father is of Japanese descent and his mother has German and English ancestry. He has a younger brother, Jason.

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Formed the Band, Linkin Park

1996

He and his band mates Rob Bourdon, and Brad Delson officially formed their band in 1996 and the name of their band is Linkin Park. He is the band's rhythm guitarist, songwriter, keyboardist, and co-vocalist. The band rose to international fame with their debut album “Hybrid Theory”.

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Graduated from Art Center College of Design of Pasadena

1998

He attended Agoura High School with Linkin Park band mates Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon and he graduated Art Center College of Design of Pasadena to study graphic design and illustration in 1998. He was the youngest in his class to graduate aged 21.

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Band debut album Hybrid Theory

2000 24th of October

Linkin Park released their first debut album on 24 October 2000 entitled "Hybrid Theory". It was commercial success album and it sold more than 4.8 million copies during its debut year. It was bestselling album of  the year 2001.

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Won Grammy Award

2001

Linkin Park won Grammy Award for their debut album "Hybrid Theory" and that was in year 2001. That album won this award for the song Crawling" and in the category of the Best Hard Rock Performance. It was nominated for two other Grammy Awards: Best New Artist and Best Rock Album.

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Band second album Meteora

2003 of March

After the huge commercial of their first album, the band released their second album entitled "Meteora" and that was released in March 2003. It sold more than 800,000 copies during its first week, and it placed as the bestselling album on the Billboard charts at the time.

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Married to Anna Hillinger

2003 10th of May

He is a married man. He married to Anna Hillinger on 10 May 2003. She is an author. She writes Kids book. She has her own site annashinoda.com for her writing skills. They have two children together. 

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Founded Music for Relief

2004

Music for Relief was founded by Linkin Park in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It is a charitable organization dedicated to providing aid to survivors of natural disasters. They donate several natural calamities victims so far.

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Founded Music for Relief

2004

Music for Relief was founded by Linkin Park in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It is a charitable organization dedicated to providing aid to survivors of natural disasters. They donate several natural calamities victims so far.

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Received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

2009

He was awarded with several honorary degrees so far. In 2009, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (L.H.D) from Art Center College of Design. He was also honored by Visionary Award and that was in 2010.

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