Metallica's ninth album, Death Magnetic, was released in September 2008, and it just crossed a major milestone: the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) officially certified it as "Double Platinum" this June. The "Double Platinum" award indicates sales in the United States of over two million copies.
Death Magnetic is the first Metallica studio album to feature bassist Robert Trujillo, and the first to be produced by Rick Rubin. Out of the starting gates, the album was a success, and was Metallica's fifth consecutive studio album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 in the United States. That made them the first band ever to have five #1 albums in a row.
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