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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
Mike Shinoda World Expo 2008.jpg
Shinoda in 2008
Background information
Birth nameMichael Kenji Shinoda
Born (1977-02-11) February 11, 1977 (age 42)[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.
Associated actsLinkin Park, Fort Minor
Mike Shinoda in Thailand

Personal lifeEdit

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 Apar, Corey. "Mike Shinoda: Biography". allmusic.
  2. "Mike Shinoda Biography". AOL Music. Retrieved June 27, 2007.