Metallica Becomes First Metal Band With 1 Billion Song Streams on Spotify

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Over on Spotify, thrash legends Metallica have become the first metal band to have a song hit one billion streams!

In fact, this Metallica song has over one billion streams! That song is none other than “Enter Sandman,” a track off of the band’s Black Album.

At the time of this writing, “Enter Sandman” has been streamed 1,001,245,158 times!

Congratulations to you all on this awesome success!

“Enter Sandman” is easily one of the band’s biggest songs, and given that the guys gained a lot of new fans this year thanks to the likes of Stranger Things, it is awesome to see the beloved track get so much attention.

Another metal song that is making its way to the one billion stream mark on Spotify is System of a Down‘s “Chop Suey!”, which is currently sitting at 931,773,552 streams.

In other Metallica-related news, later this year, the band will be taking off for a North American headlining tour!

This epic tour also features TWO NIGHTS of Metallica (so when the band come through to your local town/city, they will be playing two nights there).

You can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour below.

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In 2023:

  • August 4th and 6th – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium
    August 11th and 13th – Montreal, Canada – Stade Olympique
    August 18th and 20th – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
    August 25th and 27th – Los Angeles, CA – SOFI Stadium
    September 1st and 3rd – Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
    November 3rd and 5th – St. Louis, MO – The Dome (At America’s Center)
    November 10th and 12th – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

In 2024:

  • August 2nd and 4th – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
    August 9th and 11th – Chicago, IL – Solider Field
    August 16th and 18th – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
    August 23rd and 25th – Edmonton, Canada – Commonwealth Stadium
    August 30th and September 1st – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field