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30 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's HYSTERIA Album Certified 3xPlatinum In Canada

Hysteria 1987.

Def Leppard's classic Hysteria album was certified 3 times platinum in Canada on this day in 1987.

The album had been released on 3rd August 1987 around the world.

'Hysteria' entered the Canadian Top 100 chart on 15th August 1987 at Number 84.

It would go on to reach Number One in September 1988 and spend five weeks there going into later October. Just over two months after it had reached the same position in the US Billboard chart.

It was certified 3 x platinum on this day in 1987 for sales of over 300,000 copies and would eventually reach Diamond status in the country by the end of 1988.

'Love Bites' was also ranked 51st on the Top 100 Canadian singles of the year for 1988.

Read some comments about this album below and a comprehensive Making Of Special from August.

Hysteria Album - Canadian Certification

  • 5th November 1987 - 3xPlatinum - (300,000 Album Sales)

Phil Collen - 'Hysteria' Postcards from 'Work It Out' Single 1996

"Our most popular album to date."

"It was Mutt's idea to make a rock version of 'Thriller' - rock songs that were hit singles. We were fortunate enough to have seven strong singles from this record."

"Mutt Lange was very influential here. We seemed to be making a video every few weeks."

"We were in the top ten all over the world at one time or another."

Phil Collen - 27th July 2015 Interview Quote - Read More

"I do think Hysteria was a kind of a sparkling star on our career. You know, icing on the cake and all that. But I think this is the best thing we've done since then. It's called Def Leppard. It's really diverse."

Vivian Campbell - August 2014 Interview Quote - Read More

"I actually bought 'Hysteria' twice, I wore out the cassette I played it so often and then I bought one of those new fangled compact discs."

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