The heavy metal rock band Metallica was one of the biggest selling acts in American history. Metallica defined the look and sound of 1980s heavy metal, just as Led Zeppelin had for hard rock.
East Coast metal merchant Jon Zazula pitched the band on an album deal with his indie label Megaforce Records and 1983 found them traveling to New York in a stolen U-Haul to record their first album.
The group has sold 57 million albums in the US alone and 35 million albums sold outside the US. It has sold just over 90 million albums.
Metallica has won seven Grammy Awards: 1990: Best Metal Performance - "One" 1991: Best Metal Performance - "Stone Cold Crazy" 1992: Best Metal Performance With Vocal - Metallica 1999: Best Metal Performance - "Better than You" 2000: Best Hard Rock Performance - "Whiskey in the Jar" 2001: Best Rock Instrumental Performance - "The Call of Ktulu" with Michael Kamen and the San Francisco Symphony 2004: Best Metal Performance - "St. Anger".
As of January 2019, the current band members are: James Hetfield [Vocals & Guitar], Lars Ulrich [Drums], Kirk Hammett [Guitar & Backup Vocals], and Robert Trujillo [Bass & Backup Vocals]. Although Dave Mustaine left the band prior to the recording of Kill 'Em All, he is credited with co-writing songs on the band's first two albums.
Despite the band's immense popularity and nearly 30 years together, they have never released a Greatest Hits/Best Of compilation.
Members of the Wrap-Up Magazine has chosen "Enter Sandman" as there selected song from Metallica. This is our most enjoyed song from the group. What do you think. Should this be the selected song to showcase? You decide!
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