Mike Shinoda is an American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and graphic designer. Mike Shinoda co-founded Linkin Park in 1996. Shinoda later created a hip-hop driven side project, fort minor in 2004. Mike has also served as a producer for tracks and albums.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Mike Shinoda is 43 years old. He is born on February 11, 1977, in panorama city, California US under the astrological sign Aquarius. Shinoda belongs to an American nationality. His birth name is Michael Kenji Shinoda. Moreover, talking about her family background, he is the son of the father Muto Shinoda and mother Danna Shinoda. He also has sibling Brother Jason Shinoda. Shinoda raises in Agoura Hills, California. He belongs to mixed ethnicity Japanese -American and European.
His mother wants him to learn classical music which is why he was given professional piano lessons since the age of 6. Likewise, when the time passes he turns a teenager he wants to play jazz, blues, and hip-hop. Similarly, talking about his education he attends Agoura High School along with his future park bandmates. His bandmate’s name is Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon. After graduating high school he went to the Art Centre College Of Design. In there he has learned graphic design and illustration.
Career and Professional life
Professionally we all know him as a musician. Similarly, talking about his career, Shinoda got a job as a graphic designer while working on his band Xero. At the beginning of his career, he founded Linking park with Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson in 1996. They eventually brought in turntablist. Joe Hahn, bassist Dave Farrell, and vocalist Mark Wakefield. The band was limited in resources and recorded music in Shinoda’s bedroom in 1996 when the band was unable to find a record deal.
Wakefield and Farrell left the band to pursue other musical interests Link Park’s first studio album. Hybrid Theory went to become a reak through success and helped the band attain international success. With the band’s first album Hybrid Theory in 2000. The album sold over 10 million copies alone in the United States. Likewise, For Linkin Park’s first remix album, Reanimation in 2002. Shinoda directs structure and administers the whole creative process.
Similarly, the album helps many underground hip hop artists that it features to reach a larger audience. Shinoda persistently expands as a musician and studio engineer with band’s second album, ‘Meteora’ in 2003. He also teams up with graffiti artists, graphic designers of the album. Shinoda produces and mixes the album, which went on to win a Grammy Award for ‘best rap/song collaboration’.
Awards and Networth
Similarly, talking about his achievements he has won the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards (2009) Best Hard Rock Performance. Likewise, he also won 48th Annual Grammy Awards (2005) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. At last, he won 44th Annual Grammy Awards (2001) Best Hard Rock Performance.
He is one of the most hardworking singers. In total, he has won three Grammy Awards. Shinoda was awarded the Japanese American National Museum’s Award of Excellence in 2006. Moving on, talking about his estimated net worth he earns 23 million as of 2020.
Is Mike Shinoda dating or married?
Similarly talking about his relationship status he is straight and married. Mike is married to Anna Hillinger on May 10, 2003. They two have two children. There is not much spoken about his marriage.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Likewise, talking about his physical appearance he is a very good looking and smart guy. Mike stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 71 kg. Other than this, there is no information regarding his other body measurement details like chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc. Mike Shinoda has black hair and an attractive pair of black eyes. His hair and eye color are kinds of the same.
Talking about his social media presence, Mike joined twitter in August 2009 and so far he has 1million followers. Likewise, on Instagram and his account boasts 1256 posts shares and 1.5million followers. Similarly talking about his Facebook he got more than 1million followers. He also has his youtube channel and his personal websites.