Mike Shinoda

American musician

Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born February 11, 1977)[1][2] is a Japanese-American musician, record producer, and artist from Agoura Hills, California. He is famous for being the rapper, keyboard and piano player, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Linkin Park, and his side project, Fort Minor. He also does artwork, production and mixing for both groups.

Mike Shinoda
Shinoda in 2008
Shinoda in 2008
Background information
Birth nameMichael Kenji Shinoda
Born (1977-02-11) February 11, 1977 (age 47)[1]
Agoura Hills, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop, rap rock, nu metal, rap metal, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Rapper, musician, producer, graphic designer, visual artist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboard, piano, sampler, organ
Years active1994 – present
LabelsMachine Shop/Warner Bros.
Mike Shinoda in Thailand

Personal life change

Mike Shinoda has been married to children's author Anna Hillinger since May 10, 2003. The couple have three children.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Apar, Corey. "Mike Shinoda: Biography". allmusic.
  2. "Mike Shinoda Biography". AOL Music. Archived from the original on October 23, 2007. Retrieved June 27, 2007.