Metallica Finish Many years-Lengthy No. 1 Streak on Billboard 200 Due to Morgan Wallen
For the primary time in a long time, Metallica’s newest album has not debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. 72 Seasons, their newest LP, got here in with 146,000 equal album items and fell simply behind Morgan Wallen’s One Factor at a Time, which has held the highest spot for seven weeks now with 166,000 equal items, studies Billboard.
72 Seasons is now the primary Metallica album since …And Justice for All that didn’t debut atop the Billboard 200. The 1988 document debuted at No. 35, and the band’s subsequent studio LPs—1991’s Metallica, 1996’s Load, 1997’s Reload, 2003’s St. Anger, 2008’s Demise Magnetic, and 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct—all debuted at No. 1.
One Factor at a Time is Wallen’s third studio album and got here out again on March 3. It’s held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 since then. Over the previous decade, Wallen and Taylor Swift are the one two artists to have a number of albums spend no less than seven weeks on the spot, his second being 2021’s Harmful: The Double Album.
Though 72 Seasons broke their multi-decade-long streak, Metallica did have the biggest week for any rock or laborious rock album, by items, in practically 4 years, notes Billboard. Serving to their new LP obtain that feat are the singles “Lux Æterna,” “Screaming Suicide,” “If Darkness Had a Son,” and its titular tune.
Later this week, Metallica will kick off an in depth world tour in help of 72 Seasons. After choose dates in Europe, the band will play at stadiums in the US via the tip of the 12 months. They’re additionally slated to co-headline the three-day mega-concert Energy Journey. Then, in 2024, they head again on the highway for concert events in Europe, Mexico, and extra cities in the US.
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