METALLICA: 'Black' Album Is One Of Top-Selling LPs Of SoundScan Era

According to Undercover News, METALLICA's self-titled album from 1991 (also known as the "black" album) is the No. 2 top-selling album of the SoundScan era. The LP shifted 258,000 units in the U.S. in 2007 to bring total sales to 15,077,000 and closing the gap to the No. 1 album on the list, SHANIA TWAIN's "Come On Over", by 372,000 units. If these percentages keep up, "Metallica" will overtake "Come On Over" during 2009.

The Top 10 albums of the SoundScan era as of close of business 2007 are:

01. Come On Over - SHANIA TWAIN (15,449,000)
02. Metallica - METALLICA (15,077,000)
03. Jagged Little Pill - ALANIS MORISSETTE (14,557,000)
04. Millennium - BACKSTREET BOYS (12,099,000)
05. Bodyguard Soundtrack - Various (11,798,000)
06. Supernatural - SANTANA (11,643,000)
07. Human Clay - CREED (11,504,000)
08. No Strings Attached - N' SYNC (11,104,000)
09. Beatles 1 - THE BEATLES (11,097,000)
10. Falling Into You - CELINE DION (10,768,000)


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