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METALLICA's Hardwired To Self-Destruct Is The Highest Selling Hard Rock Album of the Year

Posted by on December 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm

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Metallica is no stranger to selling an ungodly amount of albums. The band's 1991 Black Album still sells tons of copies per year, though the band is now topping the charts with a new effort. 2016's Hardwired To Self-Destruct came in the top spot of Billboard's Top Rock Albums of 2017, selling 1.1 million copies within Billboard's chart performance year. That year is between December 3, 2016 and November 25, 2017.

The rock list is a pretty strange one too. You've got Metallica right up top, followed by Imagine Dragons and Twenty One Pilots, then a few movie soundtracks. So not exactly a solid representation of the heavier fare, but hey – good on Metallica.

  1. MetallicaHardwired To Self-Destruct
  2. Imagine DragonsEvolve
  3. Twenty One PilotsBlurryface
  4. Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 Soundtrack
  5. Suicide Squad: The Album Soundtrack
  6. Panic! At The DiscoDeath Of A Bachelor
  7. Linkin ParkOne More Light
  8. The LumineersCleopatra
  9. The Rolling StonesBlue & Lonesome
  10. Tom Petty And The HeartbreakersGreatest Hits

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