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The Top Selling 15 Metal & Hard Rock Albums Of 2018 So Far

Metallica's self-titled strikes again.

Metallica's self-titled strikes again.

This year is just about half over and thanks to some research from Metal Insider we can take a look at what the best selling rock and metal albums are this year so far.

It should as absolutely zero shock to everyone that Metallica's absolutely unstoppable 1991 self-titled album is on this list, and that Metallica's Hardwired… To Self-Destruct tops the list. Metallica is just an unbeatable force at this point and it's pretty crazy.

Check out the list below.

  1. MetallicaHardwired… to Self Destruct (136,000 sold)
  2. Bon JoviThis House is Not for Sale (131,000 sold)
  3. Breaking BenjaminEmber (117,000 sold)
  4. Greta Van FleetFrom the Fires (98,000 sold)
  5. A Perfect CircleEat the Elephant (94,000 sold)
  6. Five Finger Death PunchA Decade of Destruction (87,300 sold)
  7. MetallicaMetallica (87,000 sold)
  8. Judas PriestFirepower (84,000 sold)
  9. Five Finger Death PunchAnd Justice For None (82,500 sold)
  10. ShinedownAttention Attention (80,500 sold)
  11. GhostPrequelle (62,000 sold)
  12. GodsmackWhen Legends Rise (60,000 sold)
  13. Kid Rock Sweet Southern Sugar (59,500 sold)
  14. MetallicaMaster of Puppets (58,500 sold)
  15. Linkin ParkHybrid Theory (49,000)

Some other cool notes from the list over on Metal Insider include Black Label Society's new album Grimmest Hits selling 29,000, Metallica's recently reissued The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited selling 33,000, Ride The Lightning selling 37,000, and the not-even-reissued-yet …And Justice For All selling 40,500. Also worth noting that Guns N' Roses' Appetite For Destruction has sold 43,500 copies this year and their Greatest Hits selling 41,500.

I think the real takeaway here is that Metallica is a sales machine.

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