Metallica’s “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” racks up sales of 1 million copies

Blackened Recordings Metallica’s new album Hardwired…to Self-Destruct has surpassed sales of 1 million copies in the U.S. According to Billboard, the record, which was released in November, reached the milestone this week after selling 4,000 copies during the latest tracking frame.

While Hardwired just reached the 1 million sales mark, the album was actually certified platinum in April. That’s because the Recording Industry Association of America announced last year that on-demand audio and video streaming, and not just sales, would be counted as part of its gold and platinum certification process.

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