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Metallica's "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct" Reaches Platinum Status

April 19, 2017

Metallica's 10th studio album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct was first released on November 18th, 2016. Five months and one million units later, it has officially reached Platinum status, what has happened to every single one of their albums thus far!

According to the RIAA, Hardwired... To Self-Destruct defied expectations as music sales in general were down, by continuing to rank up huge numbers with the assistance of streaming, downloads and music video views.

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Upon Hardwired's debut, 290,000 copies were sold and continued to rise upon the announcement of their U.S. tour, where fans were also given the choice of a physical or digital copy of the album with their purchase of tickets.

With their ability to defy industry stadards on all accounts, it further reminds us all the power of the biggest metal band in the world.

(source: Loudwire)