Metallica Named California's Best-Selling Band Ever

Meanwhile, Kenny G tops the state of Washington, full US details inside.

Metallica Named California's Best-Selling Band Ever
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An interesting map of top-selling music acts by US states has recently surfaced, unveiling metal icons Metallica as California's top-selling artist of all time.

Made by a Reddit user and pointed at by Metal Insider, the map compiles data from RIAA's Top 250 list of best-selling artists in the US. Apart from Metallica, it contained a few obvious, as well as less expectable names.

So for example, Bruce Springsteen triumphed in New Jersey, the Prince ruled Minnesota, but it was Kenny G who took the crown in Washington, the home of Seattle grunge scene.

The rest of the map also includes such names as George Thorogood, Dave Matthews Band, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash and more. Make sure to check it out below.

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    wursty
    What is that, a map with text for ants?
    crosskip
    Too lazy to click on the source?
    wursty
    Yep, too lazy to click the source, read another article to find the link from the original reddit/imgur post. Woo! my first ribbon! If only I could put it on my fridge.
    shwilly
    Here ya go i.imgur dot com/Cnr8945 dot jpg That's right folks, the state of Washington's best selling artist ain't Nirvana, Pearl Jam or Hendrix... But Kenny friggin' G :\
    MichaelScarn
    american sales- not worldwide kenny G has been around for longer htan henrix or nirvana so hes also had more chances to sell albums btw
    kass1221
    This list is anything but official. Eagles are the best selling California band and Aerosmith are the best selling Massachusetts. I'm pretty sure there are other errors too.
    Eirien
    "Groups with more than member: state of birth for majority." Aerosmith may have formed in Boston but Joe Perry is the only member from MA. None of the founding members of The Eagles were from California.
    Gatorman1300
    NY is def not billy Joel. Has anybody Heard of def lepord? Anthrax? The Ramones?
    anguyen92
    I don't see any of those bands arranging a deal with MSG to play at their venue every month.
    mop10893
    I enjoy all four artists, but let's be real here: Billy Joel is definitely bigger than Def Leppard, Anthrax, and The Ramones. I gaurantee you more people have heard Piano Man than Pour Some Sugar on Me, Madhouse, and Blitzkrieg Bop. Billy Joel is huge.
    kramer242
    Well considering the period of time Metallica has been around, and the fact that their lowest selling album is double platinum, and their top selling album hit 30 million copies, it really comes as no surprise. Be proud CA, us poor sobs from PA have Boyz II Men
    UniformRecon
    ..."Named" by a reddit user. I'd hardly call this official.
    Eirien
    "...[compiled] from RIAA's Top 250 list of best-selling artists."
    TheNumber6
    you have no faith in the users of reddit, without some of them the internet would be a much, much different place.
    ryanlarue3
    Kenny G? How about Nirvana
    lemmyisgod97
    God I hate Nirvana fans.
    kramer242
    I do not hate Nirvana fans in general. Being a fan myself, I hate these new fanboys that were not even alive when they were around, and think they know alot. Nirvana have massive album sales, unfortunately, unlike Kenny G, their album catalog is quite small, making it quite hard for them to hold the most album sales in any state.
    sideslick
    On behalf of my home state, I am so sorry for this. Washington is better than this, just not according to this map.
    kratos379
    Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, but I guess since Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell were British, they wouldn't really count as a Seattle band.