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Metallica. image by Ros O'Gorman

Metallica. image by Ros O'Gorman

Metallica Maintains Biggest Selling Album Of Past 20 Years

by Paul Cashmere on January 5, 2012

in News,Noise Pro

Metallica’s ‘Metallica’ is still the biggest selling album of the past 20 years but The Beatles ‘1’ is moving up the ranks.

Metallica. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Metallica. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Nielsen SoundScan has published its annual list of Top 10 albums of the SoundScan era (1991-now) and since SoundScan began it has registered 15,735,000 sales for Metallica ‘Metallica’.

Positions 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the same as last year with Shania Twain ‘Come On Over’ (2), Alanis Morissette ‘Jagged Little Pill’ (3) and Backstreet Boys ‘Millennium’ (4) but The Beatles have jumped into 5th spot adding more than 200,000 sales in the past 12 months.

Apart from that, the Top 10 albums remains the same.

The current Top 10 albums of all time for the SoundScan era are:

1. Metallica – Metallica (15,735,000)
2. Shania Twain – Come On Over (15,513,000)
3. Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill (14,714,000)
4. Backstreet Boys – Millennium (12,168,000)
5. Beatles – 1 – (11,985,000)
6. Soundtrack – Bodyguard (11,829,000)
7. Santana – Supernatural (11,772,000)
8. Creed – Human Clay (11,574,000)
9. N Sync – No Strings Attached (11,122,000)
10. Celine Dion – Falling Into You (10,790,000)

The biggest selling artists of the SoundScan era are:

1. Garth Brooks (68,561,000)
2. The Beatles (63,299,000)
3. Mariah Carey (53,612,000)
4. Metallica (53,170,000)
5. Celine Dion (51,492,000)
6. George Strait (43,310,000)
7. Eminem (41,166,000)
8. Tim McGraw (40,169,000)
9. Alan Jackson (38,860,000)
10. Pink Floyd (37,228,000)

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