METALLICA CAREER CSPC RESULTS
So, after checking all figures, what’s the most successful album by Metallica and how many overall albums sales equivalent have they achieved? Well, at this point we barely need to do the addition of all figures defined all over this article!
In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales.
As expected, we have a clear winner here, and what a winner! Metallica‘s self-titled album is at 40,5 million CSPC’s sales worldwide, a figure it attained at some point in the past year.
All three pre-Metallica albums, Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets and …And Justice For All generated each from 2 to 3 million album sales equivalent outside of the original albums, thus boosting their respective totals to 13,7 million, 15,3 million and 17,7 million.
Reload, whilst not massive catalogue seller like other titles, crosses the 10 million mark with its extra sales coming from the physical singles, digital downloads, streaming and other full length releases. Their last two albums, St. Anger and Death Magentic, only registered some marginal additional sales.
Overall, Metallica achieved 137,6 million CSPC’s sales, a truly massive total that let the band make it quite high on any all time list. But how high? You will have to keep reading Chartmasters, so stay tuned. For the time being, I hope you enjoyed this analysis.
As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!
Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.