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31 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's HYSTERIA Album Certified 5x Platinum In USA

Hysteria 1987.

Def Leppard's classic Hysteria album was certified as 5 times platinum in the USA on this day in 1988.

The band's fourth studio album was released on 3rd August 1987 and took 49 weeks to reach the top spot in the country.

It replaced Van Halen's 'OU812' at the top of the US charts on 23rd July 1988.

It would go on to spend 6 weeks at number one (including a 3 week stint in September) and 133 weeks in total on the chart.

Just ahead of reaching the top spot it was certified for 5 million sales on 13th July 1988.

The album was at Number 2 in the same week.

The album was certified 9x Platinum by January 1989 and has since reached over 12 million sales in the USA.

Hysteria Album - USA Certification

  • 13th July 1988 - 5x Platinum - (5 Million Album Sales)

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