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Postby will231982 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:25 am

The New DVD "Videos 1989-2004" has been certified in Finland with sales in excess of 6700 units.
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Postby will231982 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:54 pm

Belgium

S&M 1999 GOLD
S&M 2000 PLATINUM 50000
St. Anger 2003 GOLD 25000
These are certifications from 1999 onwards.
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Postby john2000 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:01 pm

gold is 25000 and platinum 50000 in belgium
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Postby will231982 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:07 pm

john2000 wrote:gold is 25000 and platinum 50000 in belgium
Sorry! my mistake.
But they have been changed to 15000 and 30000 recently.
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Postby john2000 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:37 pm

St Anger is now 2x Platinum in Germany - 400 000
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Postby will231982 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:13 pm

Italy

And Justice For All Platinum 100000
Metallica 2xPlatinum 200000
Load 5xGold 250000
Reload 3xGold 150000
Garage Inc. Gold 50000
S&M Gold 50000
St Anger 3xGold 150000
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Postby rick81 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:20 pm

so the total worldwide?
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Postby nelson » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:54 am

will231982 wrote:Italy

And Justice For All Platinum 100000
Metallica 2xPlatinum 200000
Load 5xGold 250000
Reload 3xGold 150000
Garage Inc. Gold 50000
S&M Gold 50000
St Anger 3xGold 150000
Where is your source for this?
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Postby will231982 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:21 pm

nelson wrote:
will231982 wrote:Italy

And Justice For All Platinum 100000
Metallica 2xPlatinum 200000
Load 5xGold 250000
Reload 3xGold 150000
Garage Inc. Gold 50000
S&M Gold 50000
St Anger 3xGold 150000
Where is your source for this?
Check http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... &start=225. Posted by frankie_85.
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Postby maiden_sweden » Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:12 pm

rick81 wrote:so the total worldwide?
90-100 million copies.
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Postby fluttergirl » Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:50 pm

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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Postby thebigham » Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:04 pm

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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Postby john2000 » Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:49 pm

Metallica - Black album was just certified 8x platinum in australia (560 000)
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Postby Kashmir75 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:55 am

Priestfan wrote: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! :)

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Postby will231982 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:33 pm

Black Album (Metallica) certifications worldwide
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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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Postby will231982 » Tue May 01, 2007 9:32 am

"The Videos 1989-2004" has been certified 3xPlatinum in Australia.
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Postby will231982 » Tue May 01, 2007 1:12 pm

"The Videos 1989-2004" has been certified Gold in Sweden.
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Postby will231982 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:39 pm

While browsing thru Hungarian certifications, I came across a Metallica album.....St Anger
St Anger Gold 2003 10,000
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Postby Dane » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:40 pm

thebigham wrote: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)
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Postby Dane » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:05 pm

manowar555 wrote: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.
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Postby gjermund » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:57 am

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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Postby gjermund » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:24 am

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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Postby will231982 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:01 am

Metallica Worldwide shipments based on Certifications:

Read as country, certification, shipments, year of certification

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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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Postby Dane » Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:48 pm

Basil wrote: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.
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Postby RollingBob » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:19 pm

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