Metallica Number 1 in the UK Album charts Metallica - 72 Seasons (Blackened/EMI)

Metallica Number 1 in the UK Album charts Metallica – 72 Seasons (Blackened/EMI)

Chart Watch – Metallica Number 1 – UK Album charts
Metallica – 72 Seasons (Blackened/EMI)

This week’s sales: 29,249

  • 15,873 CDs
  • 6,292 Vinyl
  • 864 Cassettes
  • Downloads: 3,159
  • Streams: 3,060
  • Total sales to date: 29,249 |

Metallica climb back to the top of the UK album charts with their album, 72 Seasons, which pays homage to the influential first 18 years of life. This marks the metal foursome’s 11th studio album and their fourth to achieve No.1 status, following their self-titled fifth album (1991), sixth endeavor Load (1996), and ninth release Death Magnetic (2008).
Spanning over 31 years of No.1 albums, 72 Seasons saw an impressive first week with 29,249 units sold, including 15,873 CDs, 6,292 vinyl albums, 864 cassettes, 3,159 downloads, and 3,060 sales-equivalent streams.

This makes it the third highest sales total in 2023, behind Lana Del Rey’s Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd (41,925 sales) and Pink’s Trustfall (37,570 sales).
72 Seasons is Metallica’s first standard album since 2016’s Hardwired To Self-Destruct, which debuted at No.2 (trailing Little Mix’s Glory Days) with 57,769 units sold.

The band experienced their largest first week with Death Magnetic, which debuted at No.1 15 years ago with 75,164 sales, despite only being available for four days during the tracking period. Metallica’s biggest-seller remains their 1991 self-titled album, amassing a total of 894,973 units sold in the Kantar/Millward Brown era (beginning February 1994).

Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine

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