Metallica Scores Top Five Spots On ‘Billboard Vinyl Charts’


Metallica is riding high on the Billboard's Vinyl Sales Chart, scoring the top five spots on the magazine's list. Blabbermouth credited the band's new vinyl reissues sold at Walmart for the chart hits — which marks Metallica as "the first artist to claim all top five slots of the vinyl sales chart since the chart's debut in 2011."

Frontman James Hetfield told us a while back that the loyalty that fans show for Metallica really goes both ways for them: ["Y'know, when I see three generations out in the crowd, and they're all three singing, like, 'Master Of Puppets,' it's like, 'Really? You guys really like this? Okay.' I've got to believe them at some point (laughs). But it still blows my mind to go out there and, no matter what country you're in, they are trying hard to sing along with it, and they just want to be a part of, man."] SOUNDCUE (:22 OC: . . . .part of man)

The Top Five placings on Billboard's Vinyl Sales chart:

1. Metallica – Ride The Lightning – 1984
2. Metallica – Metallica – 1991
3. Metallica –  …And Justice For All – 1988
4. Metallica – Kill 'Em All – 1983
5. Metallica – Master Of Puppets – 1986

Metallica’s James Hetfield On Fan Loyalty :