METALLICA's 'St. Anger' Moves Down To No. 2 On The Billboard 200

METALLICA's "St. Anger" sold 362,539 copies in its first full week of release to land at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart. As widely anticipated, LUTHER VANDROSS' "Dance With My Father" took the No. 1 spot with sales of 441,856, while RADIOHEAD's "Hail To The Thief" ended up at No. 3 with a first-week tally of 299,834.

"St. Anger" shifted 417,972 copies in the U.S. in its first, shortened week on the streets. METALLICA's last studio album, "Re-Load", sold 435,000 units during its first week, while 1996's "Load" opened at 680,000. 1991's self-titled "black album" debuted with 598,000 and has since gone on to sell more than 12 million copies in the U.S.

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