Metallica are the third-best selling music act since 1991, and are one of the most influential bands in the genre. They have also surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. James Hetfield & co must, therefore, be considered the greatest metal act of all time.
Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, having sold over 125 million albums worldwide as of 2018. Metallica has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by magazines such as Rolling Stone, which ranked them at no. 61 on its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.
But a new report has run the numbers of Metallicas ticket sales and financial earnings since 1982, and its official: Metallica are the biggest metal band in the world, hands down. According to Pollstar, Metallica have sold approximately 22. 1 million tickets since 1982, bringing in around $1. 4 billion.
Metallica is famous for being one of the biggest and most influential heavy metal bands in the world and are known for being part of the big four which also includes Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer.
The 20 greatest Metallica songs – rankedRide The Lightning (Ride The Lightning, 1984)Seek And Destroy (Kill Em All, 1983) Enter Sandman (Metallica, 1991) The Four Horsemen (Kill Em All, 1983) Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Master Of Puppets, 1986) Sad But True (Metallica, 1991) Spit Out The Bone (Hardwired... •May 8, 2020
Which band has sold the most records worldwide?
The Beatles Perhaps unsurprisingly, British rock band The Beatles are top of the list for best-selling artists worldwide, with 257.7 million certified sales. Second is Elvis Presley with almost 207 million sales, followed by Michael Jackson with 169.7 million.