Millions of albums sold, sold out concerts around the globe, those young kids in Metallica are doing ok for themselves.

With 9 studio albums, 6 live albums, 37 singles, 3 box sets, there is plenty of Metallica material out there!

But what are the biggest Metallica albums of all time? According to Soundscan Metallica's "Black Album" is one of the biggest selling albums of all time. RIAA is the Recording Industry Association of America, all of the others refer to different countries:

 

  • RIAA: 16× Platinum (Diamond)
  • ARIA: 12× Platinum
  • BPI: 2× Platinum
  • BVMI: Platinum
  • IFPI FIN: 3× Platinum
  • IFPI NOR: 4× Platinum
  • IFPI SWE: 4× Platinum
  • IFPI SWI: 4× Platinum
  • MC: Diamond
  • RMNZ: 12× Platinum

How crazy is that?? O.K., so lets look at the rest of the Metallica studio album catalog just in America:

  • Kill Em All - 3 million
  • Ride the Lightning - 6 million
  • Master of Puppets - 6 million
  • ...and Justice for All - 8 million
  • "Black Album" - 16 million
  • Load - 5 million
  • Reload - 4 million
  • St Anger - 2 million
  • Death Magnetic - 2 million

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Here is James and Lars from Metallica in a rare TV appearance on The Craig Ferguson show.