Contact Us

Metallica & Lou Reed Album ‘Lulu’ Bombs, Falls Off Billboard 200 Album Chart

Lulu Bomb

Given the terrible reviews ‘Lulu’ has been receiving, Lou Reed & Metallica probably weren’t expecting stellar sales figures from the collaborative album. That said, they also probably didn’t foresee this: ‘Lulu’ sold just 13,000 copies in its first week out and an almost comical 3,000 is its second week, giving the disc a total of 16,000 units moved in its first two weeks out.

Compare that to Metallica’s last album, 2008′s ‘Death Magnetic,’ which sold 490,000 copies in its shortened first week (actually just three days), and you begin to understand how much of a dismal failure ‘Lulu’ has been. The band’s 2003 release, ‘St. Anger,’ even managed sales of 418,000 in an abbreviated first week, despite negative press at the time of its arrival.

Granted, Lou Reed albums don’t control nearly the same sales as Metallica’s, but nothing could’ve prepared them for this bomb. Amazingly, ‘Lulu’ has already dropped off the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart after debuting at No. 13 in its first week on the tally.

Perhaps drummer Lars Ulrich was seeing into the future when he defended the project, saying, “It’s not for everyone, but I think it’s a fantastic record.” It’s certainly not for everyone — but there are several thousand people out there somewhere with enough interest to pick it up.

Best of 103.7 The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockaholics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockaholics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.