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

Metallica

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

GRAMMY Award Results for Metallica

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Nominations
Best Music Film
Metallica Through The Never
 
Nominations
Best Hard Rock Performance
The Unforgiven III
 
Wins
Best Metal Performance
My Apocalypse
Nominations
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Suicide & Redemption
Best Rock Album
Death Magnetic
 
Nominations
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
The Ecstasy Of Gold
 
Nominations
Best Hard Rock Performance
Some Kind Of Monster
 
Wins
Best Metal Performance
St. Anger
 
Wins
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
The Call Of Ktulu
 
Wins
Best Hard Rock Performance
Whiskey In The Jar
 
Wins
Best Metal Performance
Better Than You
Nominations
Best Hard Rock Performance
Fuel (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Metal Performance
For Whom The Bell Tolls (Track)
 
Wins
Best Metal Performance
Metallica
 
Wins
Best Metal Performance
Stone Cold Crazy
 
Wins
Best Metal Performance
One
 
Nominations
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal Or Instrumental
...And Justice For All (Album)