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METALLICA: Three Tracks From 'Hardwired' Album Land Simultaneously On 'Mainstream Rock Songs' Chart

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Posted November 10, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Empire Extreme News Feed

According to Billboard, three songs from METALLICA‘s upcoming tenth studio album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, have landed on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart dated November 19: “Atlas, Rise!” (No. 22), “Moth Into Flame” (No. 6) and “Hardwired” (No. 23). This feat marks the first time that an artist has charted at least three songs on Mainstream Rock Songs simultaneously since September 2008 when METALLICA‘s “The Day That Never Comes”, “Cyanide” and “My Apocalypse” made the list. It also marks the first time that an act has tripled up in the top 25 since GREEN DAY in August 2005.

“Atlas” debuted at No. 35 on the Rock Airplay chart with 1.8 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. “Moth” ranks at No. 18 (3.6 million) and “Hardwired” at No. 46 (1.4 million).

METALLICA‘s “Death Magnetic” album sold close to a half million copies in just a three-day sales window and topped The Billboard 200 chart back in September 2008.

The band’s first studio album since 2003 moved 490,000 copies in its abbreviated frame, scheduled off-cycle on a Friday to accommodate a worldwide release date.

METALLICA‘s previous CD, “St. Anger”, also had an unusual release date after Elektra Records decided to move up its release to Thursday, June 5, 2003 from Tuesday, June 10, 2003 “to ensure that counterfeit copies of the band’s first studio album in six years do not proliferate in the marketplace,” the label said at the time.

“St. Anger” sold 418,000 copies in its first, shortened week on the streets to land at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart.

METALLICA‘s “Re-Load” album sold 435,000 units during its first week in 1997, while 1996’s “Load” opened at 680,000. 1991’s self-titled “black album” debuted with 598,000 and has since gone on to sell more than 16 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” is due out November 18. It consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music.

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METALLICA: Three Tracks From ‘Hardwired’ Album Land Simultaneously On ‘Mainstream Rock Songs’ Chart
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