Billboard: Metallica & San Francisco Symphony's 'S&M2' Starts Atop Rock, Classical Charts
Metallica scores its third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, as S&M2 bows atop the ranking dated Sept. 12. Recorded live on Sept. 6 and 8, 2019, with the San Francisco Symphony, the set arrives with 56,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending Sept. 3, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 53,000 units are via album sales. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-enshrined band now boasts three Top Rock Albums No. 1s since the chart began in 2006. Death Magnetic ruled for five weeks in 2008 and Hardwired… to Self-Destruct reigned for six in 2016-17.