Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Metallica’s Black album hits 16 million in US sales

Metallica’s 1991 self-titled release – commonly known as the “Black” album – has passed the 16 million mark in US sales.

Billboard reports the band’s commercial breakthrough continues to be the best-selling release of the Nielsen SoundScan era, which started in 1991.

In total, Metallica’s biggest selling album has passed the 30 million mark worldwide.

The album featured five singles, including the smash “Enter Sandman”, “The Unforgiven”, “Nothing Else Matters”, “Wherever I May Roam”, and “Sad But True.”

This week, Metallica are launching their “By Request” concert series in Europe, with shows starting May 28 at Sonisphere Finland in Helsinki, Finland.

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