Metallica :: Charts & Sales History

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Postby Dane » Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:44 pm

manowar555 wrote:ifpi site says only 1 million for reload :lol:they know nothing about metallica's selling power

It's Metallica's first studio album since 1997's Reload, which has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide
http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/12030339
http://www.metallica.com/index.asp?item=670
IFPI has nothing to do with worldwide sales, they only certify European sales. And you're right "Reload" is only certified for sales of 1 million in Europe. That happened shortly after release in 1997. It has probably sold a lot more by now in Europe, but don't blame IFPI, the record company has to apply (and pay) for further certifications, which they apparently haven't done...

http://www.ifpi.org/site-content/platinum/plat1997.html
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Postby john2000 » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:03 pm

I'm not sure that reload made 2M in europe
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Postby MJDangerous » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:08 pm

Reload in some European countries :

- UK : 170.000
- Germany : 600.000
- France : 150.000
- Spain : 100.000
- Finlande : 45.271
- Austria : 20.000
- Switzerland : 50.000 (#3 (18))
- Norway : #1 (11) (at least 20.000)
- Sweden : 100.000
- Poland : 100.000
- Netherland : 50.000 (#6 (27))
- Italia : #66 of the year (over 100.000).

Total : 1.505.271

Some of those numbers are certifications only (sometimes very old) so the total should be higher.

I think that his sales are between 1.8 million and 2 millions in Europe.
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Postby Classicrock » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:08 pm

What are the estimates worldwide?
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Postby zago » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:46 pm

Classicrock wrote:What are the estimates worldwide?
Reload?? i think it near 7-8m now.
3,9 in US+almost2EU+also+other 1-2m in the rest of the world

Metallica is a band with great catalog selling a lot of teenager approach metal music with metallica albums.
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Postby will231982 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:32 am

I'll move Metallica's certifications here from my earlier thread i.e http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=40268
This way all information relating to Metallica's sales and certification can be compiled in a single thread. Thank you Zago for your suggestion. :D

Metallica certifications in the US

United States

MASTER OF PUPPETS
Nov 04, 1986 Gold
Jul 27, 1988 Platinum
Mar 01, 1991 2xPlatinum
Jun 28, 1994 3xPlatinum
Nov 03, 1997 4xPlatinum
Nov 18, 1998 5xPlatinum
Jun 09, 2003 6xPlatinum

RIDE THE LIGHTNING
Nov 05, 1987 Gold
May 16, 1989 Platinum
Apr 01, 1992 2xPlatinum
Jun 05, 1995 3xPlatinum
Nov 03, 1997 4xPlatinum
Jun 09, 2003 5xPlatinum

GARAGE DAYS REVISITED
Dec 08, 1987 Gold
Jul 23, 1990 Platinum

CLIFF 'EM ALL (V)
Feb 04, 1988 Gold
Sep 27, 1988 Platinum
Apr 05, 1989 1.5xPlatinum
Dec 06, 1989 2xPlatinum
Nov 03, 1997 3xPlatinum
Dec 06, 1999 4xPlatinum

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
Oct 31, 1988 Gold
Oct 31, 1988 Platinum
Jul 19, 1989 2xPlatinum
Apr 01, 1992 3xPlatinum
Jun 05, 1995 4xPlatinum
Nov 03, 1997 6xPlatinum
Dec 09, 1999 7xPlatinum
Jun 09, 2003 8xPlatinum

KILL 'EM ALL
May 16, 1989 Gold
Feb 26, 1991 Platinum
Jun 05, 1995 2xPlatinum
Mar 09, 1999 3xPlatinum

2 OF ONE
Aug 17, 1989 Gold
Aug 17, 1989 Platinum

METALLICA
Oct 31, 1991 Gold
Oct 31, 1991 Platinum
Oct 31, 1991 3xPlatinum
Jun 30, 1992 5xPlatinum
Dec 10, 1992 6xPlatinum
Sep 24, 1993 7xPlatinum
Feb 02, 1995 8xPlatinum
May 15, 1996 9xPlatinum
Nov 03, 1997 10xPlatinum
Nov 18, 1998 11xPlatinum
Dec 06, 1999 12xPlatinum
Jun 09, 2003 13xPlatinum
Dec 17, 2003 14xPlatinum

A YEAR AND A HALF IN THE LIFE OF METALLICA (V)
Feb 09, 1993 Gold
Feb 09, 1993 Platinum
January 24, 1996 2xPlatinum
Nov 03, 1997 3xPlatinum

BINGE & PURGE (CD & VIDEO)
Jun 21, 1995 Gold
Jun 21, 1995 Platinum
Jun 21, 1995 9xPlatinum
Nov 18, 1998 12xPlatinum
Jun 09, 2003 14xPlatinum
Dec 17, 2003 15xPlatinum

LOAD
Aug 12, 1996 Gold
Aug 12, 1996 Platinum
Aug 12, 1996 3xPlatinum
Nov 03, 1997 4xPlatinum
Jun 09, 2003 5xPlatinum

RELOAD
Dec 12, 1997 Gold
Dec 12, 1997 Platinum
Dec 12, 1997 2xPlatinum
Nov 18, 1998 3xPlatinum

GARAGE INC.
Feb 19, 1999 Gold
Feb 19, 1999 Platinum
Feb 19, 1999 4xPlatinum
Jan 27, 2000 5xPlatinum

CUNNING STUNTS (V)
May 26, 1999 Gold
May 26, 1999 Platinum
Dec 6, 1999 2xPlatinum
Feb 26, 2004 3xPlatinum

S&M
Jan 14, 2000 Gold
Jan 14, 2000 Platinum
Jan 14, 2000 4xPlatinum
June 9, 2003 5xPlatinum

S&M (V)
Jan 21, 2000 Gold
Jan 21, 2000 Platinum
Jun 09, 2003 6xPlatinum

ST. ANGER
Jul 08, 2003 Gold
Jul 08, 2003 Platinum
Jul 08, 2003 2xPlatinum
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Postby will231982 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:42 am

UK

MASTER OF PUPPETS January 26, 1987 SILVER
KILL`EM ALL February 10, 1987 SILVER
RIDE THE LIGHTNING February 10, 1987 SILVER
MASTER OF PUPPETS January 12, 1987 GOLD - 100,000
KILL`EM ALL September 1, 1988 GOLD - 100,000
RIDE THE LIGHTNING September 29, 1988 GOLD - 100,000
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL October 12, 1988 SILVER - 60,000
METALLICA August 1, 1991 SILVER
METALLICA August 1, 1991 GOLD
METALLICA August 1, 1993 PLATINUM - 300,000
LOAD January 6, 1996 SILVER
LOAD January 6, 1996 GOLD - 100,000
RE-LOAD December 19, 1997 SILVER
RE-LOAD December 19, 1997 GOLD - 100,000
ST ANGER June 13, 2003 SILVER
ST ANGER June 13, 2003 GOLD - 100,000


Finland

Metallica 1993 PLATINUM - 88,256
Load 1996 PLATINUM - 64,384
Reload 1997 PLATINUM - 45,271
Garage Inc. 1998 GOLD - 27,446
S&M 1999 GOLD - 22,831
St. Anger 2003 PLATINUM - 35,725


Germany

METALLICA (1992) PLATINUM - 500,000
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (1992) GOLD - 500,000
LOAD (1996) PLATINUM - 500,000
RELOAD (1998) PLATINUM - 500,000
GARAGE INC. (1998) GOLD - 250,000
S&M (2000) PLATINUM - 300,000
ST ANGER (2003) PLATINUM - 200,000



Norway

And Justice For All (1994) Gold - 25,000
Metallica (1994) 2xPlatinum - 100,000
Load (1997) Platinum - 50,000
Garage Inc. (1999) Gold - 25,000
St. Anger (2003) Platinum - 40,000
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Postby will231982 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:45 am

IFPI Europe Certifications

LOAD 2xplatinum (2million) 1997
RELOAD Platinum (1million) 1997
GARAGE INC Platinum (1million) 1999
S & M Platinum (2million) 2002
ST. ANGER Platinum (1million) 2003

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Postby will231982 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:59 pm

Spain

LOAD Platinum (1996) - 100,000
RELOAD Platinum (1997) - 100,000
GARAGE INC Gold (1998) - 50,000
S & M Platinum (1999) - 100,000
ST. ANGER Gold (2003) - 50,000



Sweden

S&M Gold (Nov-99)
S&M Platinum (Dec-99) - 80,000
GARAGE INC Platinum (Jan-00) - 80,000
ST ANGER Gold (Jun-03)
ST ANGER Platinum (Jun-03) - 60,000


Poland

LOAD GOLD (Dec-96)
LOAD PLATINUM (Dec-96) - 40,000
RELOAD GOLD (Dec-97)
METALLICA GOLD (Nov-99) - 20,000
RELOAD PLATINUM (Nov-99) - 40,000
GARAGE INC PLATINUM (Dec-99) - 40,000
S&M GOLD (Dec-99)
S&M PLATINUM (Feb-01) - 40,000
ST ANGER GOLD(Jun-03) - 20,000

* The figures represent shipments at the time of certification
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Postby john2000 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:17 pm

will231982 wrote:Sweden

S&M Gold (Nov-99)
S&M Platinum (Dec-99)
GARAGE INC Platinum (Jan-00)
ST ANGER Gold (Jun-03)
ST ANGER Platinum (Jun-03)
In Sweden Black album was also platinum (100.000) in December 92. The album is now probably close to 2X Platinum.

Load Platinum (80.000) in august 96
Reload platinum (80.000)in december 97
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:43 pm

john2000 wrote:
will231982 wrote:Sweden

S&M Gold (Nov-99)
S&M Platinum (Dec-99)
GARAGE INC Platinum (Jan-00)
ST ANGER Gold (Jun-03)
ST ANGER Platinum (Jun-03)
In Sweden Black album was also platinum (100.000) in December 92. The album is now probably close to 2X Platinum.
Seeing his run, I'm almost sure that it sold at least 250k in Sweden.
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Postby john2000 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:42 pm

That would make an average of 10500 per year between 93 and 06. Seems a lo for me, but why not
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:11 pm

john2000 wrote:That would make an average of 10500 per year between 93 and 06. Seems a lo for me, but why not
It was top 10 in 93 and charted an average of more than 5 weeks top 60 per year since 93. If a top 100 were existing in Sweden, this album should has been charted for 200 weeks+ in this country. It has also been #9 in 2004.
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Postby whyme » Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:47 pm

will231982 wrote:
METALLICA
Oct 31, 1991 Gold
Oct 31, 1991 Platinum
Oct 31, 1991 3xPlatinum
Jun 30, 1992 5xPlatinum
Dec 10, 1992 6xPlatinum
Sep 24, 1993 7xPlatinum
Feb 02, 1995 8xPlatinum
May 15, 1996 9xPlatinum
Nov 03, 1997 10xPlatinum
Nov 18, 1998 11xPlatinum
Dec 06, 1999 12xPlatinum
Jun 09, 2003 13xPlatinum
Dec 17, 2003 14xPlatinum

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wow...so basically it DOUBLED its salesa after its initial Billboard chart run. amazing.
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Postby will231982 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:24 pm

john2000 wrote:Load Platinum (80.000) in august 96
Reload platinum (80.000)in december 97
The certification levels in Sweden were changed (Platinum:100k to 80k) in Sep 96. So, if LOAD was certified in Aug, wont the shipment have been 100.000 and not 80.000?
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Postby will231982 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:10 pm

Austria

METALLICA Jul 17, 1992 GOLD
LOAD Jun 4, 1996 GOLD
LOAD Dec 19, 1996 PLATINUM 70,000
RE-LOAD Jan 15, 1998 GOLD 35,000
GARAGE INC. Dec 17, 1998 GOLD 35,000
S&M Dec 17, 1999 GOLD
S&M Mar 1, 2000 PLATINUM 70,000
METALLICA Sep 25, 2000 PLATINUM 70,000
ST ANGER Aug 5, 2003 PLATINUM 70,000
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Postby will231982 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:17 pm

Switzerland

Metallica 1991 Gold
And Justice For All 1993 Gold
Metallica 1993 Platinum
Re-Load 1997 Platinum 50,000
Garage Inc. 1998 Gold 25,000
S&M 1999 Gold
S&M 2000 Platinum
Metallica 2002 2xPlatinum(Mecury/Universal) 80,000
And Justice For All 2003 Platinum40,000
S&M 2003 2xPlatinum 80,000
St. Anger 2003 Platinum 40,000
Metallica 2004 Platinum
Metallica 2005 2xPlatinum(Universal) 80,000

* The figures represent shipments at the time of certification
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Postby Kashmir75 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:04 pm

The Black Album has now sold 25 million copies since 1991. Not bad at all. :)
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Postby will231982 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:33 pm

Australia

Reload 1997 Platinum
Garage Inc 1998 Platinum 70,000
Reload 1998 2xPlatinum 140,000
S&M 1999 Platinum 70,000
St Anger 2003 2xPlatinum 140,000
Classic Albums 2003 Platinum 10,000
S&M (V) 2003 2xPlatinum
S&M (V) 2004 3xPlatinum
S&M (V) 2005 4xPlatinum 40,000
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Postby will231982 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:52 pm

France

Load   1996 GOLD  100 000 
Metallica 1994  PLATINUM  300 000
Reload   1997  GOLD  100 000
S And M   2000  GOLD  100 000
St Anger   2004  GOLD  100 000




Netherlands

Metallica 1996 2xPlatinum 200 000
Load 1996 Gold 50 000
St Anger 1996 Gold 50 000
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Postby john2000 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:54 pm

will231982 wrote:Australia

Reload 1997 Platinum
Garage Inc 1998 Platinum 70,000
Reload 1998 2xPlatinum 140,000
S&M 1999 Platinum
St Anger 2003 2xPlatinum 140,000
Classic Albums 2003 Platinum 10,000
S&M 2003 2xPlatinum
S&M 2004 3xPlatinum
S&M 2005 4xPlatinum 280,000
And justice for all 3xPlatinum in 1993
Kill ‘em all Platinum in 1996
Load 2xPlatinum in 1996
Black Album 5xPlatinum in 1996
Master of puppets Platinum in 1996

S&M, 4x Platinum ??? are you sure. I have it ar paltinum only in 1999
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Postby will231982 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:37 pm

john2000 wrote:
will231982 wrote:Australia

Reload 1997 Platinum
Garage Inc 1998 Platinum 70,000
Reload 1998 2xPlatinum 140,000
S&M 1999 Platinum
St Anger 2003 2xPlatinum 140,000
Classic Albums 2003 Platinum 10,000
S&M 2003 2xPlatinum
S&M 2004 3xPlatinum
S&M 2005 4xPlatinum 280,000
And justice for all 3xPlatinum in 1993
Kill ‘em all Platinum in 1996
Load 2xPlatinum in 1996
Black Album 5xPlatinum in 1996
Master of puppets Platinum in 1996

S&M, 4x Platinum ??? are you sure. I have it ar paltinum only in 1999
Sorry, The 4xPlatinum is for S&M DVD in 2005.
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Postby will231982 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:20 pm

Canada

Re-Load 2001 2xPlatinum 200,000
St. Anger 2003 2xPlatinum 200,000
Metallica Classic Album 2004 Gold 5,000

It would be great if someone could add details about other certifications awarded to Metallica in canada
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Postby will231982 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:27 pm

Brazil

Load 1997 Gold 100,000
St. Anger 2003 Gold 50,000
S&M (V) 2004 Gold 25,000

These are the certifications awarded from 1996 onwards.



Denmark
Metallica Classic Album 2004 Gold 4,000
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Postby nelson » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:28 pm

Canada

...And Justice For All, 3X, 1/27/94
Garage Days re-revisited, G, 2/28/89
Kill 'em all, P, 1/27/94
Load, 4X, 7/30/97
Master of Puppets, 2X, 12/21/92
Metallica, D, 8/28/98
Re-load, 2X, 8/7/01
Ride The Lightning, P, 1/27/94
S&M, 3X, 1/27/00
St. Anger, 2X, 6/25/03

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Endter Sandman, G, 10/24/91
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