AC/DC: 'Back In Black' Certified 20 Times Platinum

AC/DC's landmark album "Back in Black" was certified for U.S. shipments of 20 million copies by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), according to

Released in August 1980, "Back in Black" peaked at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for a total of 131 weeks. It was certified platinum for shipments of 1 million copies in October 1980 and reached the diamond level a decade later, although the RIAA did not introduce that award until 1999.

Originally released on the Atco label, "Back in Black" was among the remastered and repackaged catalog titles reissued last year when the band moved to Sony's Epic label.


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