METALLICA by METALLICA sales and awards

According to Music Week, METALLICA by METALLICA has sold 33,000,000 copies worldwide. The album sold best in United States (17,300,000 copies), Canada (1,500,000 copies) and Australia (910,000 copies).

SALES RANKINGS

METALLICA certifications and sales

Country / region Sales Certification / source Certification date / sales as of
Argentina 300,000 5x Platinum 18 November, 1991
Argentina
Sales: 300,000
Certification / note: 5x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 18 November, 1991
Australia 910,000 13x Platinum 2021
Australia
Sales: 910,000
Certification / note: 13x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2021
Austria 100,000 2x Platinum 25 September, 2000
Austria
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 25 September, 2000
Belgium 100,000 2x Platinum 2008
Belgium
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2008
Canada 1,500,000 1x Diamond August 28, 1998
Canada
Sales: 1,500,000
Certification / note: 1x Diamond
Certification Date / sales as of: August 28, 1998
Denmark 140,000 7x Platinum 18 June, 2019
Denmark
Sales: 140,000
Certification / note: 7x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 18 June, 2019
Finland 112,856 IFPI Finland
Finland
Sales: 112,856
Certification / note: IFPI Finland
Certification Date / sales as of:
France 300,000 1x Platinum 1994
France
Sales: 300,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1994
Germany 500,000 1x Platinum 1992
Germany
Sales: 500,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1992
Iceland 55 Year-end lists 2009 - 2019
Iceland
Sales: 55
Certification / note: Year-end lists
Certification Date / sales as of: 2009 - 2019
Italy 50,000 1x Platinum (Sales since 2009) 2017
Italy
Sales: 50,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum (Sales since 2009)
Certification Date / sales as of: 2017
Japan 200,000 1x Platinum September 1993
Japan
Sales: 200,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: September 1993
Mexico 100,000 1x Gold 15 August, 2000
Mexico
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 15 August, 2000
Netherlands 200,000 2x Platinum 1996
Netherlands
Sales: 200,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1996
New Zeland 150,000 10x Platinum
New Zeland
Sales: 150,000
Certification / note: 10x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Norway 150,000 3x Platinum 8 June, 2012
Norway
Sales: 150,000
Certification / note: 3x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 8 June, 2012
Poland 120,000 1x Platinum + 2x Gold 7 August, 2019
Poland
Sales: 120,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum + 2x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 7 August, 2019
Sweden 100,000 1x Platinum 14 December, 1992
Sweden
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 14 December, 1992
Switzerland 100,000 2x Platinum 2005
Switzerland
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2005
United Kingdom 600,000 2x Platinum 22 July, 2013
United Kingdom
Sales: 600,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 22 July, 2013
United States 17,300,000 16x Platinum / Soundscan 13 December, 2012 / 19 September, 2021
United States
Sales: 17,300,000
Certification / note: 16x Platinum / Soundscan
Certification Date / sales as of: 13 December, 2012 / 19 September, 2021
Worldwide sales 33,000,000 Music Week
Total
Sales: 33,000,000
Source: Music Week