Streaming Masters – Metallica

The legendary band Metallica has some of the most streamed albums of the 80s and the 90s on Spotify. Are they as successful on YouTube? Do their more recent albums have impressive figures on streaming platforms too?


As detailed in the Fixing Log articleSpotify represents 157 million of the 272 million users of streaming platforms, while YouTube is pretty much the only video platform generating some revenue for the industry. Below is the equivalence set on the aforementioned article:

Audio Stream 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750


Total: 4,568,793 EAS

Most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Nothing Else Matters [Metallica]464,000
2. Enter Sandman [Metallica]433,000
3. Master Of Puppets [Master Of Puppets]241,000
4. One […And Justice For All]224,000
5. The Unforgiven [Metallica]204,000
6. For Whom The Bell Tolls [Ride The Lightning]150,000
7. Whiskey In The Jar [Garage Inc.]142,000
8. Fade To Black [Ride The Lightning]134,000
9. Sad But True [Metallica]118,000
10. Wherever I May Roam [Metallica]87,000
11. Hardwired [Hardwired… To Self-Destruct]82,000
12. Fuel [Reload]73,000
13. Seek & Destroy [Kill ‘Em All]71,000
14. Battery [Master Of Puppets]69,000
15. Moth into Flame [Hardwired… To Self-Destruct]61,000
16. The Day That Never Comes [Death Magnetic]56,000
17. Creeping Death [Ride The Lightning]55,000
18. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [Master Of Puppets]53,000
19. Ride The Lightning [Ride The Lightning]51,000
20. Turn The Page [Garage Inc.]51,000

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