Metallica's 'The Black Album' Earns 16th Platinum
The 1991 self-titled album by Metallica is one
of the best-selling albums from the band's storied back
The classic album, also known as the 'The Black Album,' recently
reached the 16 million sale mark and subsequently received its 16th
platinum certificate issued by the Recording Industry Association of
America. The certification was just one of 10 awarded to
the band in the last month.
Metallica's 'Ride the Lightning' album
from also received a sixth platinum certificate, and six of their
singles 'Nothing Else Matters,' 'Fade to Black,'
'The Unforgiven,' 'For Whom the Bell Tolls,'
'Master of Puppets' and 'The Day That Never
Comes' went gold after sales of 500,000.
Vinyl News has also reported that two
Metallica ringtones had earned Mastertone Gold
certification from the RIAA for amassing 500,000 downloads.