Album artist 29 - Metallica

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Metallica Chart Profile

This page lists the album chart runs of Metallica. A list of songs by Metallica can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Metallica Metallica 1991 UK 1 - Aug 1991 (80 weeks), Billboard 1 - Aug 1991 (387 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (31 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1991, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1991, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1991, Germany 1 - Aug 1991 (57 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1991 (21 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1991 (27 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Aug 1991, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Aug 1991, US 14 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2003), US (Sup) 15 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2009), Diamond in Canada (certified in Aug 1998), Argentina 5 X Platinum (1991), US sales 14 M (according to RIAA), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1993), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Mar 1994), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1992), US CashBox 3 of 1992, US BB 3 of 1991, Sweden 4 - Aug 1991 (69 weeks), Belgium 4 of all time (1991), BEA 6 of 1991, Austria 7 - Sep 1991 (9 months), US Longest Running Album 9 1991 (281 weeks), NARM 14, Defin200 14 (1991), Melody Maker 16 of 1991, France (InfoDisc) 20 of 1991 (peak 19, 49 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 28 of 1991, Global 34 - 20 M claimed, Worldwide 34 - 18 M, Internet 38 - 22 M claimed (1991), Billboard200 40, RS Reader's 42, Italy 54 of 1991, DMDB 70, Finland 79 of all time (claimed 88,256) (1991), Virgin 88, Radio Caroline 185 (1991), Acclaimed 211 (1991), Rolling Stone 252, WTMD 335, WXPN 362 (1991), RYM 55 of 1991, AVrev 69
2 Metallica Load 1996 UK 1 - Jun 1996 (18 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 1996 (98 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1996, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1996, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1996, Germany 1 - Jun 1996 (13 weeks), Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1996, Austria 1 - Jun 1996 (5 months), Switzerland 1 - Jun 1996 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1996 (21 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 1996 (26 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1996, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Jun 1996, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2003), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1996), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1996), France Gold (certified by SNEP Jun 1996), US BB 13 of 1996, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Australia (ARIA) 21 of 1996, Italy 28 of 1996, France (InfoDisc) 60 of 1996 (peak 1, 16 weeks), Global 117 - 9 M claimed
3 Metallica St Anger 2003 Billboard 1 - Jun 2003 (23 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jun 2003, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2003, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 2003, Germany 1 - Jun 2003 (11 weeks), Europe num 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 2003, Austria 1 - Jun 2003 (4 months), Norway 1 - Jun 2003 (12 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 2003 (16 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 2003, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jun 2003, Japan 1 for 1 week - May 2003, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2003), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2007), Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jun 2003), Switzerland 2 - Jun 2003 (16 weeks), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2003), UK 3 - Jun 2003 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 2003), France Gold (certified by SNEP Jun 2004), US BB 28 of 2003, Australia (ARIA) 32 of 2003, Holland free40 43 of 2003, Italy 45 of 2003
4 Metallica Death Magnetic 2008 UK 1 - Sep 2008 (11 weeks), Billboard 1 - Sep 2008 (50 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 2008, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 2008, Germany 1 for 1 week - Oct 2008, Germany 1 - Sep 2008 (9 weeks), Austria 1 - Oct 2008 (3 months), Switzerland 1 - Sep 2008 (20 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 2008 (20 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 2008 (17 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Sep 2008, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Sep 2008, US (Sup) 2 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2010), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2008), Canada 4 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2009), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2008), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 2008), France Gold (certified by SNEP Sep 2008), Australia (ARIA) 8 of 2008, US BB 20 of 2008, Acclaim Year 27 of 2008, France (InfoDisc) 72 of 2008 (peak 1, 16 weeks)
5 Metallica Master Of Puppets 1986 Library of Congress artifact added 2015 (1986), US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2003), BEA 2 of 1986, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1987), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Sweden 14 - Mar 1986 (8 weeks), Belgium 16 of all time (1986), Switzerland 18 - Mar 1986 (6 weeks), Billboard 29 - Mar 1986 (129 weeks), Norway 30 - Jun 2003 (7 weeks), UK 41 - Mar 1986 (4 weeks), NARM 75, Defin200 75 (1986), RS Reader's 87, Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Rolling Stone 167, Acclaimed 175 (1986), WTMD 344, WXPN 395 (1986), RYM 3 of 1986, AVrev 78, Xgau rating B- (1986)
6 Metallica Reload 1997 Billboard 1 - Dec 1997 (75 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Dec 1997, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1997, Germany 1 - Dec 1997 (8 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1997 (11 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1997 (20 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 1997, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1998), Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Aug 2001), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2007), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1998), Austria 3 - Dec 1997 (4 months), Switzerland 3 - Nov 1997 (13 weeks), UK 4 - Nov 1997 (9 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1997), France Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 1997), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1997), Australia (ARIA) 32 of 1997, US BB 34 of 1997, Italy 66 of 1997
7 Metallica ...and Justice For All 1988 US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2003), UK 4 - Sep 1988 (6 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1992), BEA 4 of 1988, Germany 5 - Sep 1988 (5 weeks), Sweden 5 - Sep 1988 (8 weeks), Billboard 6 - Sep 1988 (118 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), Switzerland 7 - Sep 1988 (7 weeks), Norway 8 - Sep 1988 (5 weeks), US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), US BB 30 of 1988, US CashBox 31 of 1988, Belgium 39 of all time (1988), Italy 88 of 1988, Defin200 114 (1988), Global 117 - 9 M claimed, Acclaimed 1086 (1988), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1988), RYM 16 of 1988, AVrev 55, Xgau rating C+ (1988)
8 Metallica Garage Inc 1998 Germany 1 for 1 week - Dec 1998, Germany 1 - Dec 1998 (8 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1998 (23 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1998 (16 weeks), US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2000), Billboard 2 - Dec 1998 (44 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1999), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1998), Switzerland 10 - Dec 1998 (23 weeks), Austria 12 - Dec 1998 (6 months), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), UK 29 - Dec 1998 (2 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 36 of 1998, US BB 38 of 1998
9 Metallica Ride The Lightning 1984 US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2003), BEA 3 of 1984, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1988), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Sweden 22 - Aug 1984 (12 weeks), Norway 40 - Sep 2003 (1 week), Billboard 48 - Sep 1984 (55 weeks), Switzerland 78 - Sep 2008 (1 week), UK 87 - Aug 1984 (2 weeks), Defin200 138 (1984), Acclaimed 1009 (1984), RYM 3 of 1984, AVrev 56
10 Metallica Kill 'Em All 1983 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1999), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1988), BEA 5 of 1983, Sweden 28 - Jun 2004 (2 weeks), Switzerland 65 - Sep 2008 (1 week), Billboard 66 - Apr 1986 (21 weeks), Acclaimed 688 (1983), RYM 18 of 1983
11 Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge 1993 Billboard 26 - Dec 1993 (7 weeks), Norway 32 - Dec 2003 (1 week), UK 54 - Dec 1993 (1 week), RYM 4 of 1993
12 Metallica Garage Days Re-revisited 1987 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1990), Billboard 28 - Sep 1987 (30 weeks)
13 Metallica Some Kind Of Monster 2004 Billboard 37 - Jul 2004 (6 weeks), Austria 40 - Sep 2004 (1 month)
14 Metallica Metallica: Through The Never 2013 Billboard 9 - Oct 2013 (7 weeks) (1 week in top 10)
15 Metallica Beyond Magnetic (EP) 2011 Billboard 29 - Dec 2011 (12 weeks)
16 Metallica The Good The Bad & The Live 1990 UK 56 - May 1990 (1 week)
17 Metallica Hero Of The Day 1996 UK 47 - Oct 1996 (1 week)

In addition to the above listed albums Metallica also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony S&M 1999 Germany 1 for 1 week - Dec 1999, Germany 1 - Dec 1999 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 1999 (16 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1999 (20 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1999, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2003), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2002), Billboard 2 - Dec 1999 (49 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2000), Switzerland 4 - Dec 1999 (23 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP Apr 2000), Austria 5 - Dec 1999 (6 months), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), UK 33 - Dec 1999 (1 week), US BB 41 of 1999, Australia (ARIA) 42 of 1999, RYM 143 of 1999
2 Lou Reed & Metallica Lulu 2011 Germany 6 - Nov 2011 (1 week), UK 36 - Nov 2011 (2 weeks), Billboard 36 - Nov 2011 (1 week)
3 Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax The Big 4 - Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (DVD) 2010 Germany 4 - Nov 2010 (2 weeks)

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25 Sep 2016

(3) Double Listings

#16 & #20 are the same (Some Kind Of Monster). Also #13 should be combined with #1 (under Duets w/San Francisco Symphony - S&M). Finally #1 (Metallica) & #19 (Enter Sandman) seem to be the same based on time frame of 1991 & because 'Enter Sandman' was the big hit from that album.

Data fixed, thanks


26 Mar 2015

#1 - S&M

Please take another look at this album. Per my e-mail dated 26 Feb 2015; youadded the Chart Entry Sweden 1 - 20 weeks here. However when you go to the year 1999 this entry is not there (see #18). Can you correct this?

It is unclear what you are asking. If you are seeing that the "chart entries" listed for the album "S&M" are different on the "Metallica" page and the "1999" page that *must* be due to your browser caching pages, the way the contents are generated means that the "chart entries" are exactly the same on the server. Check the "version number" at the foot of each page and force a refresh on the older ones.

The process that generates the pages of this site forces them to be consistent for any particular version


26 Feb 2015

Double Listing - S & M

#12 should be combined with #1 (under Duets W/San Francisco Symphony).

Data fixed, thanks