Metallica Metallica Remains Biggest Selling Album Of SoundScan Era -
Metallica, Photo Ros O'Gorman

Metallica, Photo Ros O'Gorman

Metallica Metallica Remains Biggest Selling Album Of SoundScan Era

by Paul Cashmere on January 4, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

Metallica’s ‘Metallica’ album remains the biggest selling album of the SoundScan era and clocked up a further 110,000 sales in 2012.

Metallica, Photo Ros O'Gorman

Metallica, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11

“Metallica’ (aka the Black Album) has now sold 15,845,000 units since SoundScan started measuring sales in 1993.

The top 8 albums remained the same as last year but we saw one new entry into the all-time Top 10 this year. Bob Marley & The Wailers ‘Legend’ appeared above NSync ‘No Strings Attached’ at number one with 11,220,000 sales.

The NSync album sold 15,000 units during 2012 to bring its total to 11,137,000. Celine Dion ‘Falling Into You’ became the Top 10 casualty exiting the Top 10.

The Top 10 Selling Albums of the SoundScan era (since 1993) are:

1. Metallica – Metallica (15,845,000)
2. Shania Twain – Come On Over (15,524,000)
3. Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill (14,806,000)
4. Backstreet Boys – Millennium (12,209,000)
5. The Beatles – 1 (12,139,000)
6. Soundtrack – The Bodyguard (12,056,000)
7. Santana – Supernatural (11,732,000)
8. Creed – Human Clay (11,632,000)
9. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend (11,220,000)
10. NSync – No Strings Attached (11,137,000)

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Bob Marley Legends Is Now 9th Biggest Album of the SoundScan Era

Garth Brooks Still The Biggest Selling Artist of the SoundScan era

Metallica Black album still biggest selling album of the SoundScan era

Universal Music was biggest label of 2012

Rock rocked in 2012

Jack White bumps The Beatles from top of vinyl chart

Gotye had the biggest selling song of 2012 in the USA

Adele was the biggest selling artist of 2012

Music sales increased 3.1% in 2012

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