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Metallica Were Streamed 1 Billion Times On Spotify In 2019

Metallica prove – once again – that they’re the biggest metal band on the planet

At the tail-end of 2019, fans and bands alike were sharing their Spotify Wrapped stats all over social media. The playlists and charts put together by the streaming service revealed our most-listened to artists over the past 12 months, alongside how many thousands of hours we’ve spent listening to our favourite music.

Spotify also revealed the streaming figures for bands on the platform, and it’s safe to say that no metal band came close to the mighty Metallica who racked up one billion streams. Yes. 1,000,000,000.

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Posting the news on Twitter, the band say: ONE. BILLION. STREAMS. 1,026 decades of Metallica music was streamed in 2019! Unreal! Thanks to the most dedicated fans in the world… you all are incredible!”

Those numbers are pretty staggering, with almost 90 million hours of Metallica being played across 76 countries throughout 2019

The most streamed artist on Spotify in 2019 was Post Malone, who received 6.5 billion streams worldwide.

In December, Spotify revealed the most-streamed artists of the 2010s, with Drake, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande amongst the top five.

Metallica were also named the tenth highest-earning musicians of 2019, bringing in $68.5m over the past 12 months – more than Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and BTS.

Metallica look set to earn even more from festivals next year, playing two different headline sets at each Danny Wimmer weekender in the United States. 

Catch Metallica at one of the following next year: 

Epicenter — May 1 – 3 — Concord, North Carolina 
Welcome To Rockville — May 8 – 10 — Daytona Beach, Florida 
Sonic Temple — May 15 – 17 — Columbus, Ohio 
Louder Than Life — Sept 18 – 20 — Louisville, Kentucky 
Aftershock — October 9 – 11 — Sacramento, California

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Posted on January 2nd 2020, 3:25p.m.
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