'S&M2' topped Perry's 'Smile' by several thousand units.
If the projections hold, Metallica will edge out Perry with more physical units shifted.
They've had ten #1 songs on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart throughout their career, the fifth most of any band.
They also have a #2 album! Remarkable. Riley and his music were loved.
The band made more money selling music than Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, BTS and others.
Which album didn't make the cut? You can easily guess...
Big gains by Static-X, Nekrogoblikon, The Ocean, Ihsahn, Pig Destroyer, Venom Prison, Septicflesh, Enslaved and more.
It seems fair to say that the band's fans are having a positive response to the record.
How do the biggest nu metal bands' album sales stack up against one another?
In its first week of release. That number will only go up in the coming months.
Featuring titles by Megadeth, Slayer, Entombed and more.
Featuring Linkin Park, Guns N' Roses, System of a Down, Metallica, Slipknot... Hoobastank... and more.
Some of the biggest gainers include Poppy, Soilwork, Emmure, Black Crown Initiate, Inter Arma and Primitive Man.
Which era of Lamb of God is the most popular? Spoiler: it's not what you'd think!
Lamb of God continue to be one of metal's most popular acts.
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.
The chart displays a startling degree of homogeneity, consisting of different albums by the same bands.
Unsurprisingly, "Killing in the Name" is especially popular.
We look at sales data from all of the Big 4 bands to see how they stack up against one…