34 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's HYSTERIA Album Certified DIAMOND In Canada
Def Leppard's classic Hysteria album was certified Diamond in Canada on this day in 1988.
The album had been released on 3rd August 1987 around the world.
'Hysteria' entered the Canadian Top 100 chart on 15th August 1987 at Number 84.
It would go on to reach Number One in September 1988 and spend five weeks there going into later October. Just over two months after it had reached the same position in the US Billboard chart.
It was certified Diamond on 30th November 1988 for sales of over 1 million copies in the country.
The same day that it had reached 8 million sales in the USA.
'Love Bites' was also ranked 51st on the Top 100 Canadian singles of the year for 1988.
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Hysteria Album - Canadian Certification
- 30th November 1988 - Diamond - (1 million CD/LP/Cassette 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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