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  • #61
    I'm not surprised to see St Anger at the bottom of those lists. Didn't like the album very much. I did see them play their 'not so secret' show at Download a few years ago when they just released it. It was great to see them but was very disappointed with their set tho.

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    • #62
      3/17/07 Catalog chart:

      26 METALLICA METALLICA 4842 -4% 5042 14,864,376

      100 METALLICA MASTER OF PUPPETS 2443 -2% 2486 4,250,186

      111 METALLICA AND JUSTICE FOR ALL 2285 +4% 2193 4,969,235

      194 METALLICA RIDE THE LIGHTNING 1645 +1% 1631 4,081,523

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      • #63
        Metallica - Black album was just certified 8x platinum in australia (560 000)

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Priestfan
          It's worth noting that Metallica have not made anything worth listening to since 1991. Iron Maiden have made several good albums since then. Metallica have had a much, much more commercial approach to music than Maiden. They made the piece of shit album Load which was not even metal while St.Anger was a nu-metal band. They always jump onto the latest trends and for that, they are sell-outs. No excuses. Anyone who can't see that is in denial.

          Maiden, on the other hand, have stayed true to their music over the years. Ever hear a Maiden album without guitar solos? Nope. Ever seen Maiden sue their fans for downloading their music? Nope. Have Maiden ever tried to sound current? Nope.

          End of discussion.
          Well said, Priestfan, well said!

          Kashmir75

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          • #65
            Black Album (Metallica) certifications worldwide
            Code:
            US          14xPlatinum  (2003) 14,000,000
            Canada      10xPlatinum  (1998)  1,000,000
            Australia   8xPlatinum   (2007)    560,000
            Germany     Gold         (1992)    500,000
            UK          Platinum     (1993)    300,000
            France      Platinum     (1994)    300,000
            Netherlands 2xPlatinum   (1996)    200,000
            Italy       2xPlatinum   (199?)    200,000
            Sweden      Platinum     (2002)    100,000
            Norway      2xPlatinum   (1994)    100,000
            Switzerland 2xPlatinum   (2005)     80,000
            Austria     Platinum     (2000)     70,000
            Finland     Platinum     (1993)     50,000
            Poland      Gold         (1999)     20,000
            can someone post the certification status of this album in Japan,Spain, & Brazil?

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            • #66
              "The Videos 1989-2004" has been certified 3xPlatinum in Australia.

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              • #67
                "The Videos 1989-2004" has been certified Gold in Sweden.

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                • #68
                  While browsing thru Hungarian certifications, I came across a Metallica album.....St Anger
                  St Anger Gold 2003 10,000

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by thebigham
                    3/17/07 Catalog chart:

                    26 METALLICA METALLICA 4842 -4% 5042 14,864,376
                    100 METALLICA MASTER OF PUPPETS 2443 -2% 2486 4,250,186
                    111 METALLICA AND JUSTICE FOR ALL 2285 +4% 2193 4,969,235
                    194 METALLICA RIDE THE LIGHTNING 1645 +1% 1631 4,081,523
                    Yes, it seems these four albums keep selling very well.
                    For reference here are their numbers from feb 2003 and sales in that 4 year period.

                    24 METALLICA|METALLICA 6174 5479 13,376,889 1487K
                    123 METALLICA|AND JUSTICE FOR ALL 2755 2569 4,297,179 672K
                    154 METALLICA|MASTER OF PUPPETS 2374 2084 3,500,512 750K
                    179 METALLICA|RIDE THE LIGHTNING 2123 1897 3,513,816 568K

                    Obviously The Black Album is still selling the most, but interestingly "Master Of Puppets" comes 2nd in these four years. It's SS total has now overtaken "Ride The Lightning" and is gaining on "...And Justice For All". It's unlikely to ever catch that one though.

                    All 4 titles were certified in June 2003 - 4 years ago. "Metallica" was also certified dec 2003 and has scanned over 1M since then, so that one's due for an update. The other three aren't (unless their latest certification was overdue)
                    Top Catalog Albums of the Soundscan era

                    Let there be rock!

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by manowar555
                      As of December 14, 2005:

                      Metallica

                      * Kill 'Em All - 2,345,000
                      * Ride the Lightning - 3,961,000
                      * Master of Puppets - 4,082,000
                      * ...And Justice For All - 4,810,000
                      Metallica - 14,514,000
                      Load - 4,909,000
                      Reload - 3,882,000
                      Garage, Inc. - 2,933,000
                      St. Anger - 1,707,000
                      Some Kind of Monster (EP) - 153,000
                      While on the subject I've also digged out this list from the Metal Sludge site with Metallica sales from May 2000.

                      Let's see what their titles sold in that 5½ year period:

                      "Kill 'Em All" 1,785,507 559K
                      "Ride The Lightning" 3,014,900 946K
                      "Master Of Puppets" 2,961,729 1120K
                      "Garage Days Revisited" 2,613 ?
                      "And Justice..." 3,688,941 1121K
                      "Metallica" 11,949,243 2565K
                      "Live Shit: Binge & Purge" 457,436 ?
                      "Load" 4,429,208 480K
                      "Re-load" 3,276,890 605K
                      "Garage Inc." 2,393,827 539K
                      "S&M" 1,943,811 ?

                      Of course their top 4 catalog sellers of this period is the usual suspects, but surprisingly (to me anyway) "Re-Load" is their 5th bestseller of this period. I would have thought both "Load" and "Kill 'Em All" were better catalog sellers.

                      Btw, I'd say Re-Load should be ready for 4 x platinum by now and "Garage Inc" should be ready for 6 x Platinum. "Metallica" is ready for 15 x Platinum.
                      Top Catalog Albums of the Soundscan era

                      Let there be rock!

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                      • #71
                        Some chart positions for Norway: Album Top 40: actual sales are never available in Norway but perhaps this is interesting to some of you anyway: as you see Metallica were discoverd with Justice and became a household name with the black album. The early albums charted first in 2003 (I assume in conjunction with the St Anger-tour that included Norway)

                        Chart history Norway Top 40 Albums
                        And Justice For All (1988)
                        5 weeks in 1988, Peak at #8

                        Metallica (1991)
                        26 weeks in 1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, Peak #1

                        Load (1996)
                        21 weeks in 1996, 1997, peak at #1

                        Reload (1997)
                        11 weeks in 1997, 1998, peak #1

                        Garage Inc. (1998)
                        23 weeks in 1998, 1999, peak #1

                        S & M (1999)
                        16 weeks in 1999, 2000, peak #1

                        St. Anger (2003)
                        12 weeks in 2003, peak #1

                        Master Of Puppets (2003)
                        6 weeks in 2003, peak #34

                        Ride The Lightning (2003)
                        1 week in 2003, peak #40

                        Live Shit: Binge And Purge (2003)
                        1 week in 2003, peak #32

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                        • #72
                          and DVD Chart posisitions Norway:
                          Cunning Stunts/Live In Texas (2003)
                          52 weeks 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, peak #1

                          Metal Classics - The Black Album (2003)
                          2 weeks in 2003, peak #8

                          Some Kind Of Monster (2005)
                          61 weeks in 2005, 2006, 2007, peak #1

                          Metallimania (2005)
                          5 weeks in 2005, peak #4

                          Live At San Diego (2005)
                          9 weeks in 2005, peak #1

                          Classic Albums - Metallica (2006)
                          4 weeks in 2006, peak #5

                          Videos 1989-2003 (2006)
                          14 weeks in 2006, 2007, peak #2

                          With The San Fransisco Symphony Orchestra (2007)
                          2 weeks in 2007, peak #3

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                          • #73
                            Metallica Worldwide shipments based on Certifications:

                            Read as country, certification, shipments, year of certification

                            Code:
                            KILL 'EM ALL (1983)
                            US            3xPlatinum   3,000,000  1999
                            UK            Gold           100,000  1988
                            Canada        Platinum       100,000  1994
                            Australia     Platinum        70,000  1996
                            Total: 3,270,000
                            
                            RIDE THE LIGHTNING (1984)
                            US            5xPlatinum   5,000,000  2003
                            UK            Gold           100,000  1988
                            Canada        Platinum       100,000  1994
                            Total: 5,200,000 
                            
                            MASTER OF PUPPETS (1986)
                            US            6xPlatinum   6,000,000  2003
                            UK            Gold           100,000  1987
                            Canada        2xPlatinum     200,000  1992
                            Australia     Platinum        70,000  1996
                            Total: 6,370,000 
                            
                            GARAGE DAYS REVISITED (1987)
                            US            Platinum     1,000,000  1990
                            Canada        Gold            50,000  1989
                            Total: 1,050,000
                            
                            CLIFF 'EM ALL (VIDEO) (1989)
                            US            4xPlatinum     400,000  1999
                            Total: 400,000
                            
                            AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (1988)
                            US            8xPlatinum   8,000,000  2003
                            UK            Silver          60,000  1988
                            Germany       Gold           250,000  1992
                            Canada        3xPlatinum     300,000  1994
                            Switzerland   Platinum        50,000  2003
                            Australia     3xPlatinum     210,000  1993
                            Italy         Platinum       100,000  199?
                            Norway        Gold            25,000  1994
                            Total: 8,995,000
                            
                            2 OF ONE (VIDEO) (1989)
                            US            Platinum       100,000  1991
                            Total: 100,000
                            
                            METALLICA (1991) 
                            US            14xPlatinum 14,000,000  2003
                            Canada        10xPlatinum  1,000,000  1998
                            Australia     8xPlatinum     560,000  2007
                            Germany       Platinum       500,000  1992
                            UK            Platinum       300,000  1993
                            France        Platinum       300,000  1994
                            Netherlands   2xPlatinum     200,000  1996
                            Italy         2xPlatinum     200,000  199?
                            Sweden        Platinum       100,000  2002
                            Switzerland   2xPlatinum     100,000  2002
                            Norway        2xPlatinum     100,000  1994 
                            Austria       Platinum        50,000  2000
                            Finland       Platinum        50,000  1993
                            Poland        Gold            20,000  1999 
                            Total: 17,480,000
                            
                            A YEAR AND A HALF IN THE LIFE OF METALLICA (1992)
                            US            3xPlatinum     300,000  1997
                            Total: 300,000
                            
                            BINGE & PURGE (VIDEO) (1993)
                            US            15xPlatinum  1,500,000  2003
                            Total: 1,500,000
                            
                            LOAD (1996)
                            US            5xPlatinum   5,000,000  2003
                            Germany       Platinum       500,000  1996
                            Canada        4xPlatinum     400,000  1997
                            Italy         5xGold         250,000  200?
                            Australia     2xPlatinum     140,000  1996
                            UK            Gold           100,000  1996
                            Sweden        Platinum       100,000  1996
                            Brazil        Gold           100,000  1997
                            France        Gold           100,000  1996
                            Spain         Platinum       100,000  199?
                            Austria       Platinum        50,000  1996
                            Norway        Platinum        50,000  1997
                            Netherlands   Gold            50,000  1996
                            Finland       Platinum        40,000  1996
                            Poland        Platinum        40,000  1996
                            Total: 7,020,000
                            
                            RELOAD (1997)
                            US            3xPlatinum   3,000,000  1998
                            Germany       Platinum       500,000  1998
                            Canada        2xPlatinum     200,000  2001
                            Australia     2xPlatinum     140,000  1998
                            Italy         3xGold         150,000  200?
                            France        Gold           100,000  1997
                            UK            Gold           100,000  1997
                            Spain         Platinum       100,000  199?  
                            Sweden        Platinum        80,000  1997
                            Netherlands   Gold            50,000  199?
                            Swizerland    Platinum        50,000  1997
                            Finland       Platinum        40,000  1997 
                            Poland        Platinum        40,000  1999 
                            Austria       Gold            25,000  1998 
                            Total: 4,575,000
                            
                            GARAGE INC (1998)
                            US            5xPlatinum   5,000,000  2000
                            Germany       Gold           250,000  1998
                            Sweden        Gold            80,000  2000
                            Australia     Platinum        70,000  1998
                            Italy         Gold            50,000  199?
                            Spain         Gold            50,000  199?
                            Poland        Platinum        40,000  1999
                            Norway        Gold            25,000  1999  
                            Austria       Gold            25,000  1998
                            Switzerland   Gold            25,000  1998
                            Finland       Gold            20,000  1998
                            Total: 5,635,000
                            
                            CUNNING STUNTS (VIDEO) (1998)
                            US            3xPlatinum     300,000  2004
                            Total: 300,000
                            
                            S&M (1999)
                            US            5xPlatinum   5,000,000  2003 
                            Germany       Platinum       500,000  2000
                            Canada        3xPlatinum     300,000  2000
                            Switzerland   2xPlatinum     100,000  2003
                            Netherlands   Platinum       100,000  200?
                            France        Gold           100,000  2000
                            Spain         Platinum       100,000  200?
                            Sweden        Platinum        80,000  1999
                            Australia     Platinum        70,000  1999
                            Austria       Platinum        50,000  2000
                            Italy         Gold            50,000  200?
                            Poland        Platinum        40,000  2001
                            Belgium       Gold            15,000  2003
                            Finland       Gold            20,000  1999
                            Total: 6,525,000
                            
                            S&M (VIDEO) (1999)
                            US            6xPlatinum     600,000  2003
                            Australia     4xPlatinum      60,000  2005
                            Brazil        Gold            25,000  2004
                            Total: 685,000
                            
                            CLASSIC ALBUMS-METALLICA (2001)
                            Australia     2xPlatinum      30,000  2006
                            Canada        Gold             5,000  2004
                            Denmark       Gold             5,000  2004           
                            Total: 40,000
                            
                            ST ANGER (2003)
                            US            2xPlatinum   2,000,000  2003
                            Germany       2xPlatinum     400,000  2007
                            Canada        2xPlatinum     200,000  2003
                            Italy         3xGold         150,000  200?
                            Australia     2xPlatinum     140,000  2003
                            UK            Gold           100,000  2003
                            France        Gold           100,000  2004
                            Sweden        Platinum        60,000  2003
                            Brazil        Gold            50,000  2004
                            Spain         Gold            50,000  2003
                            Switzerland   Platinum        40,000  2003 
                            Netherlands   Gold            40,000  2003 
                            Norway        Platinum        40,000  2003    
                            Austria       Platinum        30,000  2003
                            Finland       Platinum        30,000  2003
                            Poland        Gold            20,000  2003
                            Belgium       Gold            15,000  2003
                            Hungary       Gold            10,000  2003
                            Total: 3,475,000
                            
                            THE VIDEOS 1989-2004 (2006)
                            Australia     3xPlatinum      30,000  2007
                            Sweden        Gold            10,000  2007
                            Finland       Gold             5,000  2006
                            Poland        Gold             5,000  2007
                            Total: 50,000
                            
                            
                            Grand Total: 72,970,000

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Basil
                              These riaa certs, as was pointed out above, total 52,000,000.

                              Metallica's Soundscan total Sep 2005 was 47,600,000.

                              I don't know if any of their albums were sold through Record Clubs in the US.
                              I dont know either, but I dont think so. Comparing SS with RIAA makes sence for their albums. The totals too. By March 1991 (just before SS began) they already had 7 platinum discs. 2 for AJFA, 2 for MOP, 1 for RTL, 1 for KTA and 1 for Garage Days Revisited.

                              That means their SS era RIAA certifications (45M) are lower than their SS figure (47.6M). Therefore it seems unlikely that any albums were sold through Record Clubs.
                              Top Catalog Albums of the Soundscan era

                              Let there be rock!

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                              • #75
                                They've sold 95m albums worldwide according to this months Q mag. That's about what i thought.

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                                • #76
                                  Originally posted by gjermund
                                  Some chart positions for Norway: Album Top 40: actual sales are never available in Norway but perhaps this is interesting to some of you anyway: as you see Metallica were discoverd with Justice and became a household name with the black album. The early albums charted first in 2003 (I assume in conjunction with the St Anger-tour that included Norway)
                                  Just a curiosity, but this one was the Norway Mid-price Chart 25-2007:
                                  1 METALLICA - METALLICA
                                  2 THE ESSENTIAL - COHEN,LEONARD
                                  3 SÅ SOM I HIMMELEN.(OST)
                                  4 RØTA - HELLBILLIES' BESTE HELLBILLIES
                                  5 BEST AV ALT POSTGIROBYGGET
                                  6 MASTER OF THE PUPPET - METALLICA
                                  7 S & M - METALLICA
                                  8 RIDE THE LIGHTNING - METALLICA

                                  9 ESSENTIAL - SPRINGSTEEN,BRUCE
                                  10 AND JUSTICE FOR ALL - METALLICA
                                  Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                  • #77
                                    Interesting. Well they did play Oslo, Norway this tuesday (the 10th of July), which likely increased the demand.
                                    They play in Denmark tonight btw. Sadly I'm not going
                                    Top Catalog Albums of the Soundscan era

                                    Let there be rock!

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                                    • #78
                                      The new canon: AC/DC, Metallica stay strong
                                      http://edition.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Mus ... index.html

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                                      • #79
                                        Dvd The Videos 1989-2004 #1 in Austria
                                        Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                        • #80
                                          7/21 Catalog chart:

                                          549 EEG 37 33 35 METALLICA METALLICA 4,028 -3% 4,132 14,947,616 (14xp)

                                          29 EEG 152 135 165 METALLICA MASTER OF PUPPETS 1,857 -7% 1,992 4,287,601 (6xp)

                                          28 EEG 166 164 174 METALLICA AND JUSTICE FOR ALL 1,769 -3% 1,820 5,006,693 (8xp)

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                                          • #81
                                            Originally posted by thebigham
                                            7/21 Catalog chart:

                                            549 EEG 37 33 35 METALLICA METALLICA 4,028 -3% 4,132 14,947,616 (14xp)

                                            29 EEG 152 135 165 METALLICA MASTER OF PUPPETS 1,857 -7% 1,992 4,287,601 (6xp)

                                            28 EEG 166 164 174 METALLICA AND JUSTICE FOR ALL 1,769 -3% 1,820 5,006,693 (8xp)
                                            Ah, "Justice" has joined the 5M SS club. The 12th catalog album to do so.
                                            "Metallica" will soon join "Come On Over" in the very exclusive 15M SS club.

                                            Thanks for all the updates you've posted!!!
                                            Top Catalog Albums of the Soundscan era

                                            Let there be rock!

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                                            • #82
                                              I think Metallica are a kick ass metal band, without a doubt, I saw them at Wembley a few years ago. However, I have to say I think they lost their direction after the black album, the Load lps weren't bad, but failed to capture what their previous Lps had, then they went orchestral which isn't in any way being original, many other groups have done the same, as well as doing a covers album to kill some time. Then St.Anger was hopeless. I find it a real shame what has happened. I hope, and I havnt lost that yet, they recover with their next LP. If you want to make the Iron Maiden comparison, well their LPs, certainly in the US do not come close to Metallica in sales, but I would say this, Maiden never lost direction, of who they were or what their purpose musically was, in the same way Id say AC/DC did and thats why I think both those bands have lasted so well and haven't been affected by the whole movement thing, be it grunge, nu metal, whatever. Metallica shouldn't try and adapt themselves to new musical trends like U2, but simply be themselves and realise we LOVED their first 5 lps, now FOCUS!!!

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                                              • #83
                                                Norvegian Mid-Price Chart (28-2007)

                                                1 METALLICA
                                                2 MASTER OF THE PUPPET
                                                3 AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
                                                4 RIDE THE LIGHTNING
                                                6 KILL 'EM ALL
                                                7 S & M
                                                8 RELOAD
                                                10 LOAD
                                                Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                                • #84
                                                  Austria Dvd chart

                                                  1(1) Metallica - Best Of Videos 1989/2004
                                                  Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                                  • #85
                                                    Finnish Dvd chart 33-2007:

                                                    Videos 1989/2004 # 1
                                                    Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                                    • #86
                                                      "Metallica" or "the Black album" as it is also known has spent 370 weeks on the u.s.(billboard) album charts making it the 4th most charted album ever in the states.
                                                      In Australia it has spent 225 weeks on the album charts making it the 5th longest charting album there.
                                                      Sales wise it is in the top 30 of all time in America and Top 40 of all time worldwide.

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                                                      • #87
                                                        Originally posted by thebigham
                                                        7/21 Catalog chart:

                                                        549 EEG 37 33 35 METALLICA METALLICA 4,028 -3% 4,132 14,947,616 (14xp)

                                                        29 EEG 152 135 165 METALLICA MASTER OF PUPPETS 1,857 -7% 1,992 4,287,601 (6xp)

                                                        28 EEG 166 164 174 METALLICA AND JUSTICE FOR ALL 1,769 -3% 1,820 5,006,693 (8xp)
                                                        Are you able to get the recent sales for Load, Reload, S&M or St. Anger? Thanks!

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                                                        • #88
                                                          Load" debuted at #1 in 22 countries and has sold 9 million copies worldwide
                                                          http://www.bruceallen.com/bob_rock.html

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                                                          • #89
                                                            Finnish Dvd chart 37-2007:

                                                            Videos 1989/2004 # 1
                                                            Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                                            • #90
                                                              12/08/07 catalog chart

                                                              113 METALLICA METALLICA 4,874 +5% 4,620 15,041,492 (14xp)

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