METALLICA's 'Death Magnetic' Tops U.S. Chart For Third Week In A Row

METALLICA's "Death Magnetic" has topped The Billboard 200 chart for the third consecutive week with U.S. sales of 132,000 copies for the seven-day period ending September 28. This brings the total number of copies of "Death Magnetic" sold in the U.S. so far to 959,000.

"Death Magnetic" sold 490,000 copies in its first four days of release, arriving in stores on Friday, September 12 instead of the usual Tuesday.

METALLICA's No. 1 debut on the Billboard album chart with "Death Magnetic", made history. The No. 1 arrival made METALLICA the only band to have five albums debut in the top spot, breaking a tie at four albums held by THE BEATLES, U2 and the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND. "Death Magnetic" is also METALLICA's fifth consecutive studio effort to enter at No. 1, following 1991's self-titled "black album," 1996's "Load", '97's "Reload" and 2003's "St. Anger".

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