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09 July
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Metallica dominate in terms of top selling metal albums for first half of 2017

Metallica dominate in terms of top selling metal albums for first half of 2017
Perhaps the most telling statistic is that only six 2017 releases figured among the top selling metal (as defined by Metal Insider) albums for the first half of 2017.
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Metal Insider has recently published a list of the top selling metal albums for the first half of 2017. The rich keep getting richer with Metallica having the top spot and six of their albums in the top 20 while best selling albums such as Guns N’ Roses‘ 1987 classic Appetite For Destruction and AC/DC‘s 1980 Back In Black landing in the top 20.

Perhaps the most telling statistic is that only six 2017 releases figured among the top selling metal (as defined by Metal Insider) albums for the first half of 2017.

Other interesting statistics are that there are six albums from the ’80s in the top selling metal albums for the first half of 2017 including a whopping four from Metallica and the oldest album on the list is AC/DC‘s Back In Black, which is apparently the second biggest selling album of all-time. The 1990s only has two albums on the top selling metal albums for the first half of 2017 and the only greatest hits album is Guns N’ Roses‘ Greatest Hits released back in 2004.

Top 20 best selling metal albums for first half of 2017 (as per Metal Insider):

01. Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (2016) – 487,000 sold

02. Linkin Park – One More Light (2017) – 130,000 sold

03. Metallica – Metallica (1991) – 117,000 sold

04. Incubus – 8 (2017) – 75,500 sold

05. Metallica – …And Justice For All (1988) – 71,500 sold

06. Metallica – Master Of Puppets (1986) – 71,000 sold

06. Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand (2017) – 71,000 sold

08. Metallica – Ride The Lightning (1984) – 63,000 sold

09. Guns N’ Roses – Greatest Hits (2004) – 58,000 sold

10. Nickelback – Feed The Machine (2017) – 54,000 sold

11. Disturbed – Immortalized (2015) – 49,000 sold

12. AC/DC – Back In Black (1980) – 48,000 sold

13. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory (2000) – 47,000 sold

13. Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill (1986) – 47,000 sold

15. Seether – Poison The Parish (2017) – 46,000 sold

15. Nirvana – Nevermind (1991) – 46,000 sold

17. Metallica – Kill ‘Em All (1983) – 45,500 sold

18. AFI – AFI (2017) – 43,000 sold

18. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1987) – 43,000 sold

20. I Prevail – Lifelines (2016) – 41,000 sold

You can read the rest of the article at Metal Insider.

by SleazeRoxx



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