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Metallica’s “Black Album” Returned To The Top 10 Thanks To Its Recent Deluxe Reissue


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Billboard.com report that Metallica‘s 16x multi-platinum self-titled album (aka “The Black Album“) has returned to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 for the first time in 29 years. That album originally opened at #1 on the Billboard 200 during its original release back in August of 1991, shifting 598,000 copies in the United States during its first week of availability.

It has also since enjoyed a lengthy run on the aforementioned chart, becoming one of the few albums to enjoy a 625 week placement on that chart. The album’s resurgence comes as a result of last the September 10th deluxe reissue of the album, which saw its position jump from #158 to #9.

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Thanks to that reissue, the album notched up another 37,000 album equivalent units—a 397% increase. 29,000 of that figure are comprised of sales, with the remainder stemming from 9.17 million on-demand streams and 1,000 TEA units. Notably both the previously released edition of the album and this new reissue are combined and tabulated as one into its current charting position.

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