AC/DC’s ‘Back In Black’ Certified 26 Times Platinum by RIAA

by Patria

AC/DC’s landmark album, “Back In Black,” has been certified 26 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying an astounding 26 million copies sold in the United States.

Released in 1980, “Back In Black” was produced by Mutt Lange, who later achieved significant success with Def Leppard’s “Pyromania” and “Hysteria” albums. This iconic record marked the debut of frontman Brian Johnson, who joined AC/DC following the tragic death of former lead singer Bon Scott.

The album features some of the band’s most enduring tracks, including the title song “Back In Black,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Hells Bells,” and “Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution.” These tracks were recorded at the Compass Point Studios in Nassau.

A storm at the island studios inspired Johnson to write the lyrics for “Hells Bells,” with the lines “rolling thunder, pourin’ rain, I’m coming on like a hurricane,” capturing the intense atmosphere during the recording sessions.

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