Metallica's new album "Death Magnetic" captivated a lot of music buyers this week. The band's critically acclaimed new effort soared to the top of the Canadian album charts this week, selling 81,000 copies in its debut, according to Nielsen SoundScan data, Canoe.ca report today.
It marks the second best debut of the year, right behind Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends", which racked up 90,000 copies when it was released in June. However, Metallica hit those numbers on just a three-day sales window -- the album was out last Friday to accommodate a worldwide release date. They also grabbed the No. 1 spot south of the border, selling 490,000 copies of "Death Magnetic" in the U.S.
In the Canadian album chart, the "Mamma Mia" soundtrack, Coldplay's "Viva La Vida," and Slipknot's "All Hope is Gone" all remained at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.
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