Metallica have scored a third week at the top of the U.S. album charts after keeping pop sensation DEMI LOVATO from claiming her first number one.
The heavy rockers' Death Magnetic album easily kept hold of the top spot by becoming the only act to sell over 100,000 albums last week.
Lovato debuted Don't Forget at two with sales of 89,000.
Ne-Yo's Year of The Gentleman slipped to three on the new chart, while Kings of Leon and Pussycat Dolls crash into the top five at four and five respectively, with the albums Only By The Night and Doll Domination.