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Linkin Park s one billion hits
Linkin Park. Picture: Supplied.

Linkin Park have become the first rock band to boast more than one billion hits on YouTube.

The group's videos, live performance clips and interview footage have helped them join the exclusive club, which already counts Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Justin Bieber as members.

Gaga was the first to break the billion hits mark on YouTube in 2010.

More than one-tenth of all the hits Linkin Park notched up are linked to the video of New Divide, the band's theme from Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen.