Metallica is one of the most influential and commercially successful artists in rock history. Having sold 110 million albums worldwide while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents, they’ve scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone, making it the best-selling album in the history of Soundscan.
Metallica has also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. Metallica’s latest album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, was released on November 18, 2016 on Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The band recently wrapped up the US leg of their tour and are currently playing around Europe.