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METALLICA's The Black Album Landed At No. 9 On The Billboard 200

The first time in 29 years the album has charted that high.


Metallica released their reissue of their classic 1991 self-titled album, better known as The Black Album, on September 10 and it's back on the charts for the first time in 29 years.

The album has since landed at the No. 9 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, making this the first time the album has cracked the Top 10 since August 1992.

According to Billboard, The Black Album sold 29,000 copies, and had an additional 8,000 combined sales thanks to streaming numbers. Nobody tell Virginia Tech Hokies fans how popular the album is, or they might cause an actual earthquake.

Five singles also reached the Billboard Hot 100 – “Enter Sandman,” “The Unforgiven,” “Nothing Else Matters”, “Where I May Roam” and “Sad But True.” The first three songs are currently sitting pretty in the top 40.

Billboard states "Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album."

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