Metallica’s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” has achieved platinum status in the US for sales of 1 million copies.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the project reached the plateau on April 12 through sales of a million equivalent album units, which blend traditional album sales, tracks sold from an album and on-demand audio and video streams.
Metallica recently saw a jump in sales of their tenth album when it was offered as part of a bundle with tickets to their summer stadium tour of North America when they went on sale in mid-February.
Fans could choose a physical CD or digital download, with redemptions of albums officially counting as a final sale in the week the customer redeems/receives the album.
“Hardwired…” debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 last November with opening week sales of 291,000 equivalent album units, of which 282,000 were in traditional album sales.
Metallica will resume their WorldWired tour in support of the project at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD on May 10.
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