Metallica's Death Magnetic is on pace to sell about 500,000 copies in the U.S. despite its release late in the week last Friday. Globally, the album is already dominating charts, with one report saying Death Magnetic sold more albums in Norway in one day than U2's last album sold in a week. Here in the states, Death Magnetic's sales numbers were perhaps aided on Friday by emo clothing store Hot Topic, who were selling the album for only $5 on its release day. The half-million copies sold falls within the range of the first week sales for previous Metallica albums. The band's Load in 1996 enjoyed the best debut, selling 680,000 in its first week. Death Magnetic will likely improve on the numbers of the band's last album, as St. Anger only sold about 363,000 in a similarly-shortened week.
Despite Short Sales Week, Metallica's "Death Magnetic" Expected to Sell 500K
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