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Metallica at The O2 Arena in 2008. Frae left tae richt:
Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield an Robert Trujillo.
Background information
OreiginLos Angeles, Californie, Unitit States
Years active1981–present
LabelsElektra, Vertigo, Megaforce, Warner Bros.
Associate actsMegadeth, Echobrain,
Spastik Children, Leather Charm,
Exodus, Trauma,
Flotsam and Jetsam, San Francisco Symphony,
Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne,
Suicidal Tendencies, Lou Reed
MembersJames Hetfield
Lars Ulrich
Kirk Hammett
Robert Trujillo
Past membersRon McGovney
Dave Mustaine
Cliff Burton
Jason Newsted

Metallica (pronounced /mɛˈtælɨkə/ (deprecatit template)) is an American hivy metal baund frae Los Angeles, Californie, formed in 1981. The baund wis foondit when an advertisement postit bi drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper, wis respondit tae bi James Hetfield. Metallica's line up haes primarily consistit o Ulrich, rhythm guitarist an vocalist James Hetfield an lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, while goin through a number o bassists (Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton, Jason Newsted). The spot is currently held bi Robert Trujillo. The baund's oreeginal lead guitarist, afore Hammett, wis current Megadeth guitarist an lead vocalist Dave Mustaine.

Metallica's early releases includit fast tempos, instrumentals, an aggressive muisicianship that placed them as ane o the "big fower" o the thrash metal subgenre alangside Slayer, Megadeth, an Anthrax durin the genre's development intae a popular style.[1] The baund earned a growin fan base in the undergrund muisic community an critical acclaim, wi the 1986 release Master of Puppets described as ane o the maist influential an "hivy" thrash metal albums. The baund achieved substantial commercial success wi their eponymous fift album (forby kent as The Black Album), which debuted at number ane on the Billboard 200. Wi this release the baund expandit its muisical direction resultin in an album that appealed tae a mair mainstream audience.

Metallica haes released nine studio albums, three live albums, twa EPs, 24 muisic videos, an 45 singles. The baund haes wan nine Grammy Awards, an haes haed five consecutive albums debut at number ane on the Billboard 200,[2] makin Metallica the first an ae baund tae dae so, this record wis later matched bi the Dave Matthews Band.[3] The baund's 1991 album, Metallica, haes sauld ower 15 million copies in the Unitit States, an 22 million copies warldwide, which makes it the 25t-hichtest-sellin album in the kintra.[4] In December 2009, it became the hichtest-sellin album of the SoundScan era, surpassin 1997's Come On Over bi country airtist Shania Twain.[5] The band haes sauld an estimatit 100 million records warldwide as o the release o their latest album, Death Magnetic. As o December 2009, Metallica is the fowert best-sellin muisic airtist since the SoundScan era began trackin sales on Mey 25, 1991, sellin a total o 52,271,000 albums in the Unitit States alone.[6]


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Grammy Awards:[7]

MTV Video Music Awards:

American Music Awards:

  • 1996: Favorite Artist: Heavy Metal/Hard Rock: Metallica – Load
  • 1996: Favorite Metal/Hard Rock Song – "Until It Sleeps"

Billboard Music Awards:

  • 1997: Billboard Rock and Roll Artist of the Year – Metallica (RIAA Diamond Award)
  • 1999: Catalogue Artist of the Year – Metallica
  • 1999: Catalogue Album of the Year – Metallica

Kerrang! Awards:

  • 2003: Hall of Fame – Metallica

Baund members

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Studio albums

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  1. Lee, Cosmo (7 Mey 2007). "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal". Stylus Magazine. Archived frae the original on 25 December 2008. Retrieved 3 Januar 2008.
  2. "Metallica scores fifth streight number 1 album". Billboard. Archived frae the original on 18 September 2008. Retrieved 12 Apryle 2010.
  3. "Dave Matthews big debutes at number 1". Billboard. Retrieved 12 Apryle 2010.
  4. "Top 100 Albums". RIAA.com. Archived frae the original on 17 Januar 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2007.
  5. Blabbermouth Daily Headlines[deid airtin]
  6. "BILLBOARD TOP SELLERS IN SOUNDSCAN ERA: Ask Billboard: Battle Of The Rock Bands, Part 2". Archived frae the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
  7. "Grammy Award winners – Metallica". Grammy.com. Archived frae the original on 9 December 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2007.


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Fremmit airtins

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