Metallica’s “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” returns to top two on “Billboard” 200

Blackened RecordingsMetallica's new album Self-Destruct has vaulted from number 14 all the way up to number two on this week's edition of the Billboard 200. The record moved 81,000 units for the week ending March 9.

As Billboard points out, the surge in sales came from Metallica bundling Hardwired with ticket sales for their upcoming North American stadium tour, which launches May 10 in Baltimore. Redeeming the album download included in your ticket purchase counts as one sale of the record.

Upon its original release last November, Self-Destruct debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Every one of Metallica's albums since their 1991 self-titled release has reached number one on the chart.

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