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28 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's PYROMANIA Album Certified 8xPlatinum In USA

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Def Leppard's classic Pyromania album was certified eight times platinum in the USA 28 years ago on this day in 1992.

The band's third studio album had been released on 20th January 1983 in North America.

It reached Number Two> on the Billboard Top 200 chart in May 1983 spending two weeks there.

It was certified eight times Platinum on 30th January 1992.

The album sold over 7 million copies in the USA by late 1988 and by 2004 had sold over 10 million and earned the band its second Diamond award.

It unexpectedly re-entered the Billboard chart in September 2014 for another six weeks. This brought its total weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart to 122.

The success of the album was helped by the three singles - 'Photograph', 'Rock Of Ages' and 'Foolin' which all reached the Top 20 or 30 on the Hot 100 singles chart between May and November 1983.

The band have stated that when they eventually return to play a second Las Vegas residency they might play the 'Pyromania' album in full.

Just under ten years later the album would achieve Diamond status with 10 million sales in July 2004. Their second Diamond Award after 'Hysteria'.

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