Metallica awards and nominations
Metallica is an American Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band formed in 1981 from Los Angeles, California. Metallica consists the lineup of lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter James Hetfield who is also co-founder of the band along with the drummer Lars Ulrich, while Kirk Hammett is lead guitarist and Robert Trujillo is bassist . Before this lineup Metallica consisted Ron McGovney as an original bassist from 1981 until he left the band in 1982 and then Cliff Burton joined the band as a bassist in 1982 and played until his death in 1986. After his death, Jason Newsted worked as a bassist from 1986 until his departure from Metallica in 2001 and he was replaced by Robert Trujillo in 2003. The other American heavy metal band Megadeth's front man Dave Mustaine, actually was the first lead guitarist and a co-songwriter of Metallica until he was fired from the band in 1983 and was replaced by present lead guitarist Kirk Hammett.
The band has released nine studio albums: Kill 'Em All (1983), Ride the Lightning (1984), Master of Puppets (1986), ...And Justice for All (1988), Metallica (1991), Load (1996), ReLoad (1997), St. Anger (2003), and Death Magnetic (2008). All of the albums were released by the now-dormant Elektra Records, except for the most recent album, released by Warner Bros. Records. One of the most commercially successful heavy metal bands, Metallica has sold over 66 million albums in the United States.
Metallica has received nine Grammy Awards; six were for the "Best Metal Performance" award in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2004, and 2009. The song "Enter Sandman" has been particularly successful for the band; it was nominated for "Best Rock Song" at the Grammy Awards, and it won the "Best Metal Video" award at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1992. The group has also received two awards from the MTV Video Music Awards: one for "Enter Sandman" and another for "Until it Sleeps". Metallica has been nominated for "Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist" four times at the American Music Awards, winning it twice, in 1993 and 1997. It has also received three nominations from the Billboard Music Awards, winning all three. The band has also been nominated for three Juno Awards. Overall, Metallica has received 24 awards from 59 nominations.
American Music Awards
The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Metallica has received four awards out of six nominations.
Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards is sponsored by Billboard magazine and held annually in December. Metallica has received three awards.
The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Metallica has received nine awards out of seventeen nominations.
The Juno Awards are presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Metallica has received three nominations.
The Kerrang! Awards is an annual awards ceremony held by Kerrang!, a British rock magazine. Metallica has received five awards.
Meteor Music Awards
The Meteor Music Awards are distributed by MCD Productions and are the national music awards of Ireland. Metallica has received one nomination.
MTV Europe Music Awards
The MTV Europe Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1994 by MTV Europe. Metallica has received four nominations.
MTV Video Music Awards
The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. Metallica has received four awards from twelve nominations.
The Q Awards are hosted annually by the music magazine Q. Metallica has received one nomination.
Radio Music Awards
The Radio Music Awards are an annual awards show honoring songs from the Top 40 Mainstream charts. Metallica has received two nominations.
Rock on Request Awards
The Rock on Request Awards are hosted annually by the music webzine Rock on Request. Metallica has received two awards.
World Music Awards
The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 that annually honors recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). John Martinotti is an executive producer and co-founder of the show. The awards show is conducted under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco, Monte-Carlo.
- Metallica's official website
- Metallica Through the Never