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39 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's PYROMANIA Album Certified GOLD In USA

Def Leppard 1983. Def Leppard 1983

Def Leppard's classic Pyromania album was certified Gold in the USA on this day in 1983.

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 Gold on 21st March 1983.

The second album to go Gold for the band in the USA after 'High 'n' Dry' did in December 1982.

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.

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Pyromania 1983.

Pyromania Album - USA Certification

  • 21st March 1983 - Gold - (500,000 Album Sales)

Def Leppard 1983.

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