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Metallica’s 1991 Self-Titled Album Hits Stunning New Milestone On The Billboard 200


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Metallica‘s 1991 self-titled album (aka ‘The Black Album’) has just hit quite the milestone: spending 500 weeks on the Billboard 200. While not tracked consecutively, the album is one of only four to spend 500 weeks on the chart (this weeks charts find it sitting at #137.) Billboard.com report that only three other albums have spent more time on the chart:

Pink Floyd – “The Dark Side Of the Moon” (937 weeks)
Bob Marley And The Wailers – “Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers” (539 weeks)
Journey – “Greatest Hits” (539 weeks)

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The standings are pulled from chart data that goes back to 1956. As for the sales of “Metallica“, it currently sits at 16.83 million copies sold in the United States alone. It was certified 16x multi-platinum on December 13th , 2012.

With the band’s North American tour underway and a deluxe edition of the album set to arrive next after the expanded edition “…And Justice For All” hits stores on November 02nd, it seems that ‘The Black Album’ could very well hit 17x multi-platinum status in the not too distant future. Current dates for the band include:

10/16 Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment And Sports Center
10/18 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
10/20 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
10/22 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
10/27 Buffalo, NY – Keybank Center
10/29 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
11/03 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic (‘All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction‘)
11/26 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
11/28 Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
11/30 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
12/05 Portland, OR – Moda Center
12/07 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
12/09 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
12/12 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
01/18 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
01/20 Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
01/22 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
01/24 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
01/28 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
01/30 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
02/01 Cleveland, OH – Quick Loans Arena
02/28 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
03/02 Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
03/04 Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
03/06 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
03/09 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
03/11 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
03/13 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

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