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Metallica dominate in terms of top selling metal albums for first half of 2017

Metallica dominate in terms of top selling metal albums for first half of 2017

Perhaps the most telling statistic is that only six 2017 releases figured among the top selling metal (as defined by Metal Insider) albums for the first half of 2017.

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M. Hearts • 07 August 2023

Metal Insider has recently published a list of the top selling metal albums for the first half of 2017. The rich keep getting richer with Metallica Metallica having the top spot and six of their albums in the top 20 while best selling albums such as Guns N’ Roses Guns N’ Roses‘ 1987 classic Appetite For Destruction and AC/DC AC/DC‘s 1980 Back In Black landing in the top 20.

Perhaps the most telling statistic is that only six 2017 releases figured among the top selling metal (as defined by Metal Insider) albums for the first half of 2017.

Other interesting statistics are that there are six albums from the ’80s in the top selling metal albums for the first half of 2017 including a whopping four from Metallica Metallica and the oldest album on the list is AC/DC AC/DC‘s Back In Black, which is apparently the second biggest selling album of all-time. The 1990s only has two albums on the top selling metal albums for the first half of 2017 and the only greatest hits album is Guns N’ Roses Guns N’ Roses‘ Greatest Hits released back in 2004.

Top 20 best selling metal albums for first half of 2017 (as per Metal Insider):

01. Metallica Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (2016) – 487,000 sold

02. Linkin Park Linkin Park – One More Light (2017) – 130,000 sold

03. Metallica Metallica – Metallica (1991) – 117,000 sold

04. Incubus Incubus – 8 (2017) – 75,500 sold

05. Metallica Metallica – …And Justice For All (1988) – 71,500 sold

06. Metallica Metallica – Master Of Puppets (1986) – 71,000 sold

06. Mastodon Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand (2017) – 71,000 sold

08. Metallica Metallica – Ride The Lightning (1984) – 63,000 sold

09. Guns N’ Roses Guns N’ Roses – Greatest Hits (2004) – 58,000 sold

10. Nickelback Nickelback – Feed The Machine (2017) – 54,000 sold

11. Disturbed Disturbed – Immortalized (2015) – 49,000 sold

12. AC/DC AC/DC – Back In Black (1980) – 48,000 sold

13. Linkin Park Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory (2000) – 47,000 sold

13. Beastie Boys Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill (1986) – 47,000 sold

15. Seether Seether – Poison The Parish (2017) – 46,000 sold

15. Nirvana Nirvana – Nevermind (1991) – 46,000 sold

17. Metallica Metallica – Kill ‘Em All (1983) – 45,500 sold

18. AFI AFI – AFI (2017) – 43,000 sold

18. Guns N’ Roses Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1987) – 43,000 sold

20. I Prevail – Lifelines (2016) – 41,000 sold

You can read the rest of the article at Metal Insider.

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