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66th Annual GRAMMY Awards


Best Metal Performance

72 Seasons

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Through the 66th GRAMMY Awards

"I don't like to be pigeonholed, and I really like that people never really know what's going on with Metallica." — Lars Ulrich

  • Members: Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich
  • Formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California
  • Metallica broke through with their 1991 self-titled album, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. This started a chart-topping streak for the band, who notched a record five consecutive No. 1 albums through 2008's Death Magnetic, making them the first act to accomplish that feat.
  • Metallica earned their first career GRAMMY nomination for 1988 for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal Or Instrumental for … And Justice For All. The following year the band won their first career GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance for "One."
  • Metallica made an animated cameo in a 2006 episode of "The Simpsons."
  • James Hetfield was honored at the 2006 MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.

All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for Metallica


Best Metal Performance

72 Seasons


Best Rock Album

72 Seasons

Best Rock Performance

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