28 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's HYSTERIA Album 11xPlatinum In USA
Def Leppard's classic Hysteria album was certified 11 times platinum in the USA on this day in 1993.
The album had been released on 3rd August 1987 and took just over three weeks to enter the Top 200 chart.
11 months later it would peak at Number One on 23rd July 1988 in its 48th week on the Billboard charts replacing Van Halen's 'OU812'.
'Hysteria' entered the Billboard Top 200 chart on 22nd August 1987. The first of 133 weeks on the chart.
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 and was at Number 2 in the same week.
It was certified 11 times platinum on 6th December 1993 having gone 10 times platinum in May 1990.
This was later recognised with a Diamond Award in March 1999 for being one of the albums that had sold over 10 million copies in the USA.
The album has since reached over 12 million sales in the USA.
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Hysteria Album - USA Certification
- 6th December 1993 - 11x Platinum - (11 Million 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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