Tuesday, December 10, 2019

AC/DC album classic Back In Black certified 25x platinum

AC/DC’s 1980 album, “Back In Black”, has been certified 25x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales of 25 million copies.

The band’s seventh record featured the debut of new singer Brian Johnson following the tragic passing of Bon Scott just six months before its release.

Delivered as a tribute to Scott, the project was introduced with the lead single, “You Shook Me All Night Long”, and includes classics like “Hells Bells”, “Shoot To Thrill”, “Have A Drink On Me” and the title track.

“Back In Black” was an immediate success: it sold a million copies in its first three months and a million every year for the next decade, reaching 10 million by 1990; its most recent certification was for 22 million sales by 2007.

The album now sits in fourth place in all-time US sales, a list led by The Eagles“Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” at 38 million and followed by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” (33 million) and The Eagles’ “Hotel California” (26 million).

“Back In Black” will reach its milestone 40th anniversary in 2020.

AC/DC regrouped to record a new album in Vancouver, BC last year and fans are anxiously awaiting news about the project and a possible world tour.

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