Mike Shinoda/Linkin Park
This really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. With some of the best first week record sales of this year with 625,000 CDs, Mike Shinoda's band Linkin Park and its latest offering Minutes To Midnight has so far cleared over 5.3 million copies, and the single Bleed It Out where Mike rocked the MC duties reached the #2 spot on the Billboard Modern Rock Charts.
Shinoda has long been known as one of the main driving forces behind the band (if not the main force), who also shares lead and backing vocals with Chester Bennington, and on Minutes To Midnight, also gets co-producer credits with famed producer Rick Rubin.
Frontman, band leader, producer behind the scenes - how could you not pick Mike Shinoda for this one?