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Metallica Beat Out Katy Perry for Best-Selling New Album

'S&M2' topped Perry's 'Smile' by several thousand units.

Metallica Could Beat Katy Perry for Top New Album Charts Honors This Week

If the projections hold, Metallica will edge out Perry with more physical units shifted.

Metallica are the First Rock Act to Have a #1 Song in Four Different Decades

They've had ten #1 songs on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart throughout their career, the fifth most of any band.

Power Trip Have a #1 Album Following Riley Gale’s Death

They also have a #2 album! Remarkable. Riley and his music were loved.

Metallica Had the Second Highest Album Sales Earnings of 2019

The band made more money selling music than Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, BTS and others.

Every Metallica Album Ranks in the iTunes Top 100 Right Now… Except One

Which album didn't make the cut? You can easily guess...

August 2020 Metal Band Rankings by Spotify Monthly Listeners

Big gains by Static-X, Nekrogoblikon, The Ocean, Ihsahn, Pig Destroyer, Venom Prison, Septicflesh, Enslaved and more.

The Acacia Strain’s Slow Decay: First Week Sales Revealed

It seems fair to say that the band's fans are having a positive response to the record.

Nu Metal “Big Four” Album Sales Compared: Slipknot vs. Korn vs. Deftones vs. System of a Down

How do the biggest nu metal bands' album sales stack up against one another?

Static-X’s Latest Sells 11,900 Copies More Than the New Trapt Album

In its first week of release. That number will only go up in the coming months.

These are the Most Popular Vinyl Albums of 1990

Featuring titles by Megadeth, Slayer, Entombed and more.

The Top 25 Heavy Rock Bands of All Time on YouTube, Ranked by Their Most Popular Video

Featuring Linkin Park, Guns N' Roses, System of a Down, Metallica, Slipknot... Hoobastank... and more.

July 2020 Metal Band Rankings by Spotify Monthly Listeners

Some of the biggest gainers include Poppy, Soilwork, Emmure, Black Crown Initiate, Inter Arma and Primitive Man.

These are the Top 10 Lamb of God Songs of All Time on YouTube

Which era of Lamb of God is the most popular? Spoiler: it's not what you'd think!

Lamb of God’s New Album: First Week Sales Revealed

Lamb of God continue to be one of metal's most popular acts.

Metallica Have Six of the Top Ten Metal Songs on Apple Music Right Now

Metallica plus three other bands dominate 70% of the chart.

The Most Expensive Cassette Tapes Sold in 2019 Include Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Tool, Rammstein and More

Also: Mr. Bungle, Repugnant, Every Time I Die, Life of Agony, Izzy Stradlin and more.

Which Four Bands Dominate 32% of the Top 100 Metal Albums on Apple Music?

The chart displays a startling degree of homogeneity, consisting of different albums by the same bands.

Rage Against the Machine Streams Increase 77% During Ongoing Protests

Unsurprisingly, "Killing in the Name" is especially popular.

How Do Metallica’s Album Sales Compare to the Rest of the Big Four?

We look at sales data from all of the Big 4 bands to see how they stack up against one…