Michael Kenji Shinoda (; Japanese: 篠田 賢治, romanized: Shinoda Kenji; born February 11, 1977) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's lead vocalist, as well as rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, primary songwriter and producer. Shinoda later created a hip-hop-driven side project, Fort Minor, in 2004. He has also served as a producer for tracks and albums by Lupe Fiasco, Styles of Beyond and the X-Ecutioners.

Born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California and raised in Agoura Hills, Shinoda formed Xero, which later became Linkin Park, with two of his high school friends: Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon in 1996, later joined by Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell and Mark Wakefield. Chester Bennington replaced Wakefield as the lead vocalist in 1999. The band later signed a record deal with Warner Bros Records.

Shinoda is also the co-founder of Machine Shop Records, a California-based record label. 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 Japanese American National Museum.

On June 15, 2018, Shinoda released Post Traumatic, which contained 18 songs about his own feelings in the aftermath of Chester Bennington's death on July 20, 2017.

Happy Endings (feat. iann dior and UPSAHL) [slowed + reverb / Nightcore Edit]

Happy Endings (feat. iann dior and UPSAHL) [slowed + reverb / Nightcore Edit]

April 2, 2021

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Happy Endings (feat. iann dior and UPSAHL)

Happy Endings (feat. iann dior and UPSAHL)

February 19, 2021

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Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)

Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)

November 13, 2020

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Open Door (The Apollo Remix)

Open Door (The Apollo Remix)

October 30, 2020

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Dropped Frames, Vol. 3

Dropped Frames, Vol. 3

September 18, 2020

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License to Waltz

License to Waltz

September 9, 2020

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Dropped Frames, Vol. 2

Dropped Frames, Vol. 2

July 31, 2020

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Dropped Frames, Vol. 1

Dropped Frames, Vol. 1

July 10, 2020

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Open Door

Open Door

June 30, 2020

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i drive me mad (Mike Shinoda Mix)

i drive me mad (Mike Shinoda Mix)

June 26, 2020

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Grand Paradise (Mike Shinoda Mix)

Grand Paradise (Mike Shinoda Mix)

November 23, 2019

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fine

fine

November 1, 2019

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Waiting For Tomorrow (feat. Mike Shinoda)

Waiting For Tomorrow (feat. Mike Shinoda)

October 18, 2018

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Post Traumatic (Deluxe Version)

Post Traumatic (Deluxe Version)

June 15, 2018

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Ghosts

Ghosts

June 8, 2018

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Running From My Shadow (feat. grandson)

Running From My Shadow (feat. grandson)

May 24, 2018

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About You (feat. blackbear)

About You (feat. blackbear)

April 26, 2018

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Crossing A Line / Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

Crossing A Line / Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

March 29, 2018

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Post Traumatic EP

Post Traumatic EP

January 25, 2018

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Welcome

Welcome

June 22, 2015

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Where'd You Go

Where'd You Go

January 1, 2006

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Sessions @ AOL

Sessions @ AOL

January 1, 2006

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The Rising Tied

The Rising Tied

November 21, 2005

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Petrified / Remember The Name

Petrified / Remember The Name

January 1, 2005

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June 20, 2021

Listen to Matt Heafy’s new Mike Shinoda-produced track ‘In Defiance’

Heafy says the track is "unlike anything I’ve ever created" The post Listen to Matt Heafy’s new Mike Shinoda-produced track ‘In Defiance’ appeared first on NME.

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March 14, 2021

Mike Shinoda names most polarising Linkin Park album

"It wasn't as commercially successful as the earlier ones because nothing could be" The post Mike Shinoda names most polarising Linkin Park album appeared first on NME.

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February 19, 2021

Mike Shinoda shares new single ‘Happy Endings’ featuring iann dior and UPSAHL

The track was initially previewed on his Twitch channel earlier this week The post Mike Shinoda shares new single ‘Happy Endings’ featuring iann dior and UPSAHL appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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January 5, 2021

Mike Shinoda offers to produce fans’ music live on his Twitch channel

#ShinodaProduceMe is the Linkin Park member's way of giving back The post Mike Shinoda offers to produce fans’ music live on his Twitch channel appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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