35 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's HYSTERIA Album Enters The US Charts
Def Leppard's classic Hysteria album entered the US Billboard Top 200 chart on this day in 1987.
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.
'Hysteria' entered the Billboard Top 200 chart on 22nd August 1987. The first of 133 weeks on the chart.
By the following week the album had entered the Top 10 at Number 4 and would stay inside the Top 10 for the last 18 weeks of the year.
More impressively 'Hysteria' remained in the Top 10 for almost all of 1988 - 48 weeks out of 52.
In the four weeks it went outside the Top 10 it was at #11 for three weeks and #12 for one.
Due to the continued success of the singles 'Armageddon It' and 'Rocket' it also spent the first 11 weeks of 1989 in the Top 10.
In all a total of 77 weeks were spent in the Top 10 out of its total of 133 weeks on the chart. Over half of its chart run.
By May 1990 it had sold over 10 million copies in the USA alone. 12 million by 1998.
The band were given a Diamond Award in March 1999 in recognition of it being one of the albums that had sold over 10 million copies in the USA.
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In August 2017 the album re-entered the US charts for a 134th week following the release of the 30th anniversary edition.
US Top 200 Chart - 22nd August 1987
- 01 - Whitney Houston - Whitney
- 02 - Whitesnake - Whitesnake
- 03 - Heart - Bad Animals
- 04 - LL Cool J - Bigger And Deffer
- 05 - U2 - The Joshua Tree
- 36 - Def Leppard - Hysteria (New Entry)
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- Def Leppard - Hysteria Album Page
- News Source - billboard.com
- Def Leppard - Hysteria Album Statistics
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