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16 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's ROCK OF AGES Album Platinum In The USA

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Def Leppard's greatest hits album Rock Of Ages The Definitive Collection album was certified as Platinum in the USA 16 years ago on this day in 2006.

The band's second greatest hits collection had been released on 17th May 2005 in the USA.

The 2CD album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at Number 10 on 4th June 2005 which was also its peak position.

It sold 64,801 copies in that first week and dropped to 31 a week later.

The album was certified as Platinum on 7th February 2006. This was for sales of 500,000 copies of a 2CD release rather than the 1,000,000 copies needed for a single CD release.

The release was supported with the Rock Of Ages tour including 26 co-headline shows in outdoor baseball stadiums with Bryan Adams.

A single and video from the album was also released. A cover on Badfinger's 'No Matter What'. A teaser from the 'YEAH!' album which would eventually be released in 2006.

The 'Rock Of Ages The DVD Collection' DVD was certified Gold on 13th January 2006.

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Rock Of Ages 2005.

Rock Of Ages The Definitive Collection Album - USA Certification

  • 7th February 2006 - Platinum - (500,000 Album Sales)

Phil Collen April 2005 Interview Quote

"It's a double album. It's like 'favorite tracks,' and that's how we went about doing that one. We asked our fans what they wanted to hear really, and they got a list together."

Def Leppard 2005.

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