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Metallica makes 'Billboard' chart history with number-one Mainstream Rock singles in four different decades

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Metallica has made Billboard chart history.

The metal legends are the first act to earn number-one singles on the publication’s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart in four different decades.

Metallica achieved the feat when their S&M2 recording of “All Within My Hands” took the top spot on Mainstream Rock Songs this week. They’d previously led the ranking in the ’90s, ’00s and ’10s. Now, they’ve got a number-one in the ’20s, too.

In total, Metallica has 10 number-one singles on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart, which began in 1981. That ties them for fifth-most in the history of the 39-year-old list, alongside Disturbed and Tom Petty. Shinedown has the most number-ones, with 16.

S&M2 captures Metallica’s two concerts last September accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony. It was released last Friday.

By Josh Johnson
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