METALLICA EARNS TWO GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS FOR ‘BEST ROCK ALBUM’ AND ‘BEST ROCK SONG’
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 28, 2017 – Metallica’s album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct received two Grammy® awards nominations this morning in the Best Rock Album category for the heralded, global chart-topping album and Best Rock Song for the song “Atlas Rise.” Their albums have won a total of nine Grammy® Awards with 21 nominations.
Hardwired…To Self Destruct was originally released on November 18, 2016 on Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The RIAA platinum-certified album is the top selling Rock Album of 2017. It was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at www.metallica.com.
The 60th annual Grammy®Awards will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 28th and will air on CBS.
Metallica was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone, making it the best-selling album in the history of Soundscan. Metallica has also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. In December 2013, Metallica made history when they performed a rare concert in Antarctica, becoming the first act to ever play all seven continents all within a year, and earning themselves a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Metallica’s latest album Hardwired…To Self Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 on Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. Metallica recently wrapped the North American leg of its WorldWired tour and will continue with the European leg in early 2018.