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Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ marks 16M sales

Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ marks 16M sales

BEST SELLING:The disc, widely referred to as "The Black Album" due to its plain cover art, continues to be a popular choice with fans. Photo: Associated Press

Metallica’s self-titled 1991 album has become the best-selling release in U.S. chart history after surpassing the 16 million sales mark.

The disc, widely referred to as “The Black Album” due to its plain cover art, continues to be a popular choice with fans.

It shifted an estimated 3,000 copies last week to take its grand total to 16,002,000 units sold in the 23 years since first it hit retailers.

The “Metallica” album, released in the same year experts at Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales, is just one of two projects which have racked up over 15 million sales in the chart’s history – Shania Twain’s “Come On Over” boasts 15.57 million units.

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