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Here are the 20 best-selling metal and hard rock albums of 2016.

Thursday, January 05, 2017 11:24 AM PT

20 top selling metal albums of 2016

Our friends over at Metal Insider have put together a list of the best-selling rock and metal albums of 2016. You may or may not be surprised, but Metallica (old and new) dominates the list. You can have a look below. (Note: we've removed a few from the original list, which don't really qualify as hard rock).


Metallica Hardwired… To Self Destruct (Blackened Recordings)
516,000 sold

Disturbed Immortalized (Reprise)
298,000 sold

Metallica Metallica (Blackened Recordings)
267,500 sold

Metallica Master of Puppets (Blackened Recordings)
163,000 sold

Metallica …And Justice For All (Blackened Recordings)
155,000 sold

Metallica Ride the Lightning (Blackened Recordings)
153,000 sold

Megadeth Dystopia (Tradecraft/uME)
148,000 sold

Five Finger Death Punch Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
146,500 sold

Avenged Sevenfold The Stage (Capitol)
144,000 sold

Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits (Interscope/Geffen)
138,000 sold

Deftones Gore (Reprise)
133,000 sold

Volbeat Seal the Deal & Lets Boogie (Republic)
123,000 sold

AC/DC Back in Black (Columbia)
117,000 sold

Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction (Interscope/Geffen)
115,000 sold

Nirvana Nevermind (Interscope/DGC)
114,000 sold

Shinedown Threat to Survival (Atlantic)
110,000 sold

Pierce the Veil Misadventures (Fearless)
105,000 sold

Metallica Kill 'em All (Blackened Recordings)
104,000 sold

A Day To Remember Bad Vibrations (ADTR)
102,000 sold

Korn The Serenity of Suffering (Roadrunner)
100,000 sold