According to recent report of Billboard, Metallica’s Black Album (self-titled 1991 album) scores its 500th nonconsecutive week on the Billboard 200 chart. It is now one of only four albums with 500 weeks or more on the tally. Other three albums:

  • Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon (937 weeks)
  • Bob Marley and The Wailers’ Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers (539 weeks)
  • Journey’s Greatest Hits (539 weeks)

Billboard’s statement:

“Metallica’s self-titled album marked the rock band’s first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, when it debuted atop the list dated Aug. 31, 1991. The set spent four weeks on top, and marked the first of so far six chart-toppers for the group.

The album continues to hold the record as the biggest selling album in Nielsen Music history, with 16.83 million copies sold in the U.S. (since Nielsen began tracking data in 1991).”

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