Metallica Sell One Million Copies of ‘Hardwired…to Self-Destruct’


Story by Cat Badra

‘Hardwired…to Self-Destruct’ from Metallica tops one million in sales

Metal is alive and when, especially when you consider the sales numbers for the latest album from Metallica. The band’s 2016 release, “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct,” just toppled sales of one million copies in the U.S.

As Billboard points out, the album, which arrived in November, surpassed that sales mark last week after pushing 4,000 copies during the latest tracking frame.

Meanwhile, “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” was actually certified platinum back in April. The certification came because the RIAA recently made on-demand audio and video streaming, in addition to sales, part of its gold and platinum certification process.

“Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” isn’t Metallica’s first platinum record. Including “Hardwired,” the band has released 12 albums that sold at least one million copies since Nielsen Music started officially tracking sales in 1991.

Metallica’s other 11 platinum album include their previous nine studio albums, their 1998 covers set Garbage Inc. and their 1999 live album, “S&M.”

James Hetfied and the Metallica crew are currently on a North American stadium tour to promote “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct.”



Posted by Cat Badra | Metal, Music, Rock News

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