Metallica’s Black Album Nears 16 Million In U.S. Sales

Record — still selling a few thousand copies a week — should eclipse number sometime this spring

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This still sells

People are still buying copies of Metallica’s self-titled 1991 album, their mainstream breakthrough which is often referred to as the band’s Black Album.

Between 2,000 and 3,000 copies of the disc shift each week. That’s fucking impressive for an album that’s 20-plus years old.

Billboard claims that the disc will soon surpass 16 million copies sold in the U.S. alone.

At the pace it’s on now, the album should break 16 million sometime this spring.

The album was certified 16 times platinum on December 13, 2012 by the RIAA for shipments in excess of 16 million copies in the U.S.

The record is the best-selling CD of the Soundscan era, according to Billboard.

Strange…I would have assumed Nirvana’s Nevermind did better sales, but I could be wrong.

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