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on this day - 10th November 2015

On this day in Def Leppard history the 'Def Leppard' album entered the USA charts.
It reached Number Ten on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

Def Leppard 2015.

"When we got to twelve songs, we knew we had an album."


Def Leppard 2015.

This section looks at the 'Def Leppard' album entering the USA charts. The tenth studio album released (of all new material) hit the Number Ten spot on the main album chart.


"We know how to make a great record now."

Def Leppard's current self-titled studio album debuted at Number 10 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart on this day in 2015.

The band's tenth studio album of all original material had been release on 30th October around the world.

It entered the Billboard Top 200 chart on this day at Number 10 with 30,000 copies sold in week one.

The full chart was published on this day, 10th November 2015, having been announced the day before but with the chart dated as the week of 21st November.

The fifth studio album to make the Top 10 in the USA.

The last studio album 'Songs From The Sparkle Lounge' made its debut at 5 in May 2008 and sold 55,000 copies in its first week.

Two compilations have also made the Top 10 - 'Rock Of Ages The Definitive Collection' in 2005 (10) and 1993's 'Retro-Active' (9).

On the same day the album entered the Top Rock, Hard Rock and Top Independent charts at Number One.

The album also entered the main Canadian album charts at Number 11 on the same day.


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Def Leppard 2015.

Official US Billboard Album Chart Top 200 - 10th November 2015

  • 01 - Chris Stapleton - Traveller
  • 02 - Carrie Underwood - Storyteller
  • 03 - Eric Church - Mr. Misunderstood - (New Entry)
  • 04 - Various Artists - NOW 56 - (New Entry)
  • 05 - The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness
  • 10 - Def Leppard - Def Leppard - (New Entry)

US Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart - 10th November 2015

  • 1 - Def Leppard - Def Leppard - (New Entry)

US Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart - 10th November 2015

  • 1 - Def Leppard - Def Leppard - (New Entry)



US Billboard Independent Albums Chart - 10th November 2015

  • 1 - Def Leppard - Def Leppard - (New Entry)

Billboard - News Quote

"Closing out the top 10 is rock band Def Leppard, as they bow at No. 10 with their new self-titled album (just over 30,000 units -- nearly all from pure album sales). It’s the group’s seventh top 10 album, and first studio effort since 2008’s Songs From the Sparkle Lounge (which peaked at No. 5)."


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Joe Elliott - September 2015 Interview Quotes

EP Idea Becomes Studio Album

"We wrote three songs, and they sounded so good we just kept going. When we got to twelve songs, we knew we had an album."

2014 Album Sessions

"In February 2014. We got together for the whole of that month. We banged those twelve songs out, then left it alone for a bit. We did the tour with KISS. We got back together in May for two weeks to work on those twelve, and we ended up with two more. Then we had another break. So we did six weeks of crafting the songs, then we started working on what we'd got - figuring out the vocals, finishing the lyrics."

Working On The Songs

"The last two tracks on the album, Wings Of An Angel and Blind Faith, were written by the whole band - all five of us together in one room. But mostly we write on our own. Without wanting to sound poncey, we are all songwriters in our own right. We write differently when we write individually, and we write a certain way when we contribute to each other's songs. We're like Queen in that respect. I'm not saying I think we're as good as Queen - we're totally different. But what we do have in common with them is we all write individually. What that gives us is a massive amount of variety in our songs. And that really matters to us."

Recording At Home In Dublin

"We know how to make a great record now - on our own terms. In our own environment, without having to bring in the big guns. We've got this dialled in. We can do it all ourselves, and it's a good way to work. It's very different to walking into Abbey Road with all the gear."

Co-Producer Ronan McHugh

"Ronan's been working with us for sixteen years, since the Euphoria album. He's a phenomenal engineer and now co-producer. He produced the Down 'n' Outz albums with me. He knows how to referee. He's our guy."


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