Metallica is a famous American heavy metal band that was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield. Metallica has its base in San Francisco, California. Metallica is one of the four most popular music bands for its tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive music. Metallica’s competitors are Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. Continue reading to find the net worth of Metallica as of 2019.
Metallica is a famous American heavy metal band. It was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by Lars Ulrich, a drummer, and James Hetfield, vocalist/guitarist. For most of its career, Metallica has been based in San Francisco, California.
The current band members include James Hetfield (lead vocals, and rhythm guitar from 1981 to present), Kirk Hammett (lead guitar and backing vocals from 1983 to present), Lars Ulrich (drums and percussion from 1981to present), and Robert Trujillo (bass and backing vocals from 2003 to present).
Former band members include Cliff Burton (bass, and backing vocals from 1982 to 1986; died 1986), Dave Mustaine (lead guitar and backing vocals from 1982 to 1983), Jason Newsted (bass, and backing vocals from 1986 to 2001), and Ron McGovney (bass and backing vocals in 1982). Session and touring musicians included Bob Rock (bass, and backing vocals from 2001 to 2003).
Over the years, Metallica has acquired several admirers who purchase their released albums and attend live concerts. Metallic became famous after releasing its first five albums. The third album, ‘Master of Puppets’ of 1986’s was the most influential metal albums. Their fifth album, ‘Metallica’ of 1991’s sold 16 million copies in the US and became most popular amongst listeners. This album was considered as the best selling album of SoundScan age.
Metallica experimented with different types of music but, ultimately the group released its ninth album, ‘Death Magnetic’ in 2008. Over the years in the music industry, Metallica has released ten studio albums, four live albums, one cover album, five extended plays, 37 singles and 39 music videos.
Metallica has won 9 Grammy Awards after getting 23 nominations. Metallica’s last six studio albums starting with Metallica have ranked number 1 on Billboard 200. As of 2020, Metallica has sold over 145 million albums worldwide making Metallica one of the commercially most successful bands. Rolling Stone ranked Metallica at number 61 on its 100 Greatest Artists of All Times list.
List of awards and nominations won by Metallica as follows: Grammy Awards – Best Metal Performance (1990 for ‘One’), (1991 for ‘Stone Cold Crazy’), (1992 for ‘Metallica’), (1999 for ‘Better Than You’, 2004 for ‘St. Anger’, 2009 for ‘My Apocalypse’). Best Hard Rock Performance (2000 for ‘Whiskey in the Jar’). Best Rock Instrumental Performance (2001for ‘The Call of Ktulu’). Also, Metallica won Best Recording Package (2009 for ‘Death Magnetic’).
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Metallica has been estimated to be more than $850 million. Metallica group of heavy metal is still playing strong and has got fans globally. Most their wealth comes from selling albums for which they have won nine Grammy Awards from twenty-three nominations. Also, Metallica earns from important endorsement deals, makes cash in live tour concerts and more. The group reissued using their independent ‘Blackened Recordings’ Label.
In 1991, Nielsen SoundScan commenced tracking record sales. Metallica reached 3rd best when Metallica sold 66 million albums in the US by 2017.