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28 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's PYROMANIA Album Certified 9xPlatinum In USA

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Def Leppard's classic Pyromania album was certified nine times platinum in the USA on this day in 1994.

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 nine times Platinum on 29th November 1994 having reached 8 million sales in January 1992.

The sales increase of 1 million was due to the 'Adrenalize' album release and the subsequent world tour and 'Retro-Active' release. Putting them back in the spotlight after almost four years away.

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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Pyromania Album - USA Certification

  • 27th November 1994 - 9x Platinum - (9 Million Album Sales)

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