Hardwired… To Self-Destruct came in at No. 1 in both the Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums rankings for the year-end lists. The record sold 1.1 million units in the 2017 chart year (between Dec. 3, 2016 and Nov. 25, 2017) and was the only rock album to sell over 800,000 units. This includes the 291,000 units that were sold in the first week of release.
Metallica also ranked No. 2 on Mainstream Rock Artists For 2017. Five songs from the record made the survey for the chart year, with “Atlas, Rise!” leading due to its two weeks at No. 1.
Last month, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct was also nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock Album category.
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