Metallica.comIt’s official: Metallica is now the third best-selling album artist of the SoundScan era.
According to Billboard.biz, Metallica has edged out former third placer Mariah Carey, by posting sales of 54.26 million units to her 54.24 million.
The SoundScan top-five selling artists are:
1. Garth Brooks — 69.52 million units
2. The Beatles — 65.55 million units
3. Metallica — 54.26 million units
4. Mariah Carey — 54.24 million units
5. Celine Dion — 52.21 million units
SoundScan began tracking album sales in March of 1991.
As previously reported, Metallica’s self-titled album — known by almost everyone as The Black Album — will soon mark 16 million …read more
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