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28 Years Ago Hysteria Album Certified 3x Platinum In USA

Thursday, 14th January 2016

Hysteria 1987.

Def Leppard's classic Hysteria album was certified as 3 times platinum in the USA 28 years ago on this day in 1988.

The band's fourth studio album was released on 3rd August 1987 and took 49 weeks to reach the top spot in the country.

It replaced Van Halen's 'OU812' at the top of the US charts on 23rd July 1988. It would go on to spend 6 weeks at number one (including a 3 week stint in September) and 133 weeks in total on the chart.

On 14th January 1988 it had sold 3 million copies after two singles 'Women' and 'Animal' had been released. Two days later the third single 'Hysteria' entered the chart at Number 66.

In the week of 14th January 1988 the 'Animal' single was at Number 24 (it had peaked at #19 on 26th December 1987). The album itself was at Number 10.

By 4th January 1989 it had sold 9 million copies.

Hysteria Album - USA Certification

  • 14th January 1988 - 3X Platinum - (3 Million Album Sales)

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