Has Metallica Sold More Albums Than the Beatles?

Probably the best-known metal band in the world, Metallica has sold a massive number of albums over the years. They were one of the first Metal bands to break through to a wider audience, and have had a huge impact on the music industry.

The band has sold more than 121 million albums in their career, and has been one of the biggest sellers for five years in a row. Their sales are not only in physical albums, but in downloads, music videos, and live sets as well.

Their latest album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct moved 3.6 million equivalent album sales. That means it is a big seller in the same category as Tool’s Fear Inoculum album, which moved nearly five million copies in 2018.

Metallica has sold more albums than the Beatles, who sold 183 million in their lifetime. Although the Beatles have never had a compilation album, their singles have been a major contributor to their success. Their singles have been weighed by Billboard magazine in the same way that albums are.

In the United States, Metallica’s first two albums sold a combined 1.2 million units, while their third album sold more than two million copies. The band has never released an album that has sold less than three million copies, and their latest album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, has moved 3.6 million equivalent album sales.

The band has also sold many EPs and Maxi singles. They have had a series of hit music videos, and even released a duet album with Lou Reed. The band has a strong fan base, and continues to pick up new fans.

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