Another record for the heavy metal masters! Metallica has hit 1,3 billion streams on Spotify in 2021! This is the third year in a row that the Metallica's songs were played more than a billion times on Spotify in a 12-month period.

This incredible fact was featured on the band's social media on Friday (December 31), adding that "With all the ups and downs of 2021, one thing remained consistent – you listened to a lot of Metallica on @spotify! Just when we thought you couldn't possibly listen to any more, you went and proved us wrong. Clocking in at 112.2M hours of streaming, we were the top artist for 1M of you! Honestly, we don't even know what to say. But a massive THANK YOU, 'TALLICA FAMILY feels pretty appropriate right about now. Happy New Year to you all; we'll see ya in 2022! #2021ArtistWrapped".