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Def Leppard's ninth studio album Songs From The Sparkle Lounge entered the USA and Canadian charts on this day in 2008.

The ninth studio album of all original material was released on 29th April in North America.

It had been released digitally in the UK on 27th April ahead of it's full release there on 5th May.

The album entered the US chart at Number 5 and Number 7 in Canada on 8th May 2008 although the charts are now dated and listed as the week of 17th May. They were actually published on Thursday 8th May 2008.

In the USA the album sold 55,000 copies in the first week compared to 72,000 for X/Ten in 2002. It was their first Top Ten album since the 'Rock Of Ages The Definitive Collection' in 2005.

'The Sparkle Lounge' was the name given to the room where the band recorded new ideas in the backstage area of various venues. In March 2007 Phil Collen revealed they were using 'Sparkle Lounge' as the album's working title.

The first single 'Nine Lives' had been released digitally on 24th April. A second single 'C'mon C'mon' would follow in July in the UK.

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