Metallica have the World's No.1 Album of the past week, selling an incredible 674,000 Copies!

Posted on December 6, 2016

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Legendary band Metallica's'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct', their 10th
studio album, found 674,000 buyers globally in its first week at retail,
shifting 281,600 in the United States (according to Nielsen Music),
nearly 100,000 in Germany (according to GfK), 55,000 in the UK
(according to the Official Charts), 49,000 in Canada (according to
Nielsen Music), 40,400 in France (according to SNEP), 26,400 in
Australia (according to ARIA), 25,900 in Japan (according to Oricon),
and 9,000 in Italy (according to FIMI). 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct'
is Metallica's first studio album since eight years. 'Death Magnetic'
started also easily at the top position with 815,000 sales in the week
39, 2008. Metallica gained cult status with their self-titled set, known
as the 'Black Album'. Released in 1991, it sold around 25 million copies
to date, the most successful metal album in music history and a
milestone!


Behind 'Hardwired' bows Bruno Mars' third effort '24k Magic' with sales
of 368,000 copies, 194,400 of it in the United States alone. His former
studio set 'Unorthodox Jukebox', released in December 2012, has sold
around 6,5 million units to date.


At No. 3 is Japanese boy group Sexy Zone with their first compilation
'5th Anniversary Best' after selling 151,000 copies, according to
Oricon.


WORLD'S TOP 10 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS
1. Hardwired...To Self-Destruct - Metallica - 674.000 sales 1st week
2. 24k Magic - Bruno Mars - 368.000 sales 1st week
3. 5th Anniversary Best - Sexy Zone - 151.000 sales 1st week
4. Glory Days - Little Mix - 135.000 sales 1st week
5. The Weight Of These Wings - Miranda Lambert - 129,000 week 1
6. A Pentatonic Christmas - Pentatonic - 110,000 - 334,000 total
7. You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen - 83.000 - 438.000 total
8. Trolls - Soundtrack - 59.000 - 186.000 total
9. We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
- 59,000 this week - 195.000 sales in total
10. The Ultimate Collection - Garth Brooks - 58.000 - 192.000 total
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