AC/DC Reach New Milestone With 'Back In Black'

William Lee | 12-09-2019

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


The RIAA certified AC/DC's blockbuster 1980 album 25 times platinum last week, meaning that the record has sold 25 million copies in the U.S.

Chart data shared the big news via Twitter on Monday (December 9th). They tweeted, "US Certifications (@RIAA): @acdc, Back In Black 25x Platinum (25,000,000)."

According to the RIAA's latest figures the album is also the 4th biggest selling record in U.S. history, just behind The Eagles "Greatest Hits 1971-1975" (No. 1), Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (No. 2), The Eagles' "Hotel California" (No.3) and just ahead of The Beatles' White Album, Billy Joel's "Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II", Led Zeppelin's "IV", and Pink Floyd's "The Wall".

The album came at a time where the future of the band was in doubt following the tragic death of original frontman Bon Scott, but upon release of this first record to feature Brian Johnson, the band achieved quick success and reached platinum status the same year the album was released.

Related Stories

AC/DC New Album And Tour Rumor From Down Under

AC/DC Icon Bon Scott To Honored With Real Highway To Hell 2019 In Review

AC/DC Singer Explains His Exit From The Band 2019 In Review

AC/DC Release Surprise Social Media Video 2019 In Review

Def Leppard Wanted To Mix AC/DC With Queen 2019 In Review

AC/DC Died With Malcolm Says Original Singer

AC/DC's Brian Johnson Makes Music With Eagles' Joe Walsh 2019 In Review

AC/DC Name Tarnished By Recruiting Axl Rose Says Fraser 2019 In Review

AC/DC 'Doing Something' In The Recording Studio 2019 In Review

Angus Young Myth Debunked By Original AC/DC Singer 2019 In Review

More AC/DC News



Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Feeds

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2020 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.