Def Leppard joins an elite group of acts – and is considered one of simply three teams – with a newly charting high 10 title on the Billboard 200 albums chart within the Eighties, ‘90s, 2000s, ‘10s and now the ‘20s. The band’s newest studio effort, Diamond Star Halos, bows at No. 10 on the June 11-dated checklist.
Def Leppard scored its first Billboard 200 high 10 with Pyromania, which first reached the tier on the March 12, 1983-dated tally, ultimately peaking at No. 2 on the Might 14, 1983, chart. The group hit the highest 10 as soon as extra within the Eighties with Hysteria, which began its high 10 run on Aug. 29, 1987, and started a six-week run at No. 1 on the July 23, 1988, chart.
Within the Nineties, the British band visited the highest 10 twice, with Adrenalize (No. 1 for 5 weeks in 1992) and Retro Energetic (No. 9, 1993). Within the 2000s, the group once more collected a pair of high 10s, with Rock of Ages: The Definitive Assortment (No. 10, 2005) and Songs From the Sparkle Lounge (No. 5, 2008). Within the 2010s, the act despatched its self-titled studio set to No. 10 in 2015.
As Def Leppard — who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame in its 2019 class — extends its streak to a fifth decade with a brand new Billboard 200 high 10, right here’s a take a look at all of the acts which have linked such a run up to now courting to the ’80s.
Acts With New Prime 10 Albums on the Billboard 200 Chart within the Eighties, ‘90s, 2000s, ‘10s & ‘20s:
- Def Leppard
- Paul McCartney
- Ozzy Osbourne
- Robert Plant
- Bruce Springsteen
- James Taylor
In the meantime, McCartney (together with his work with Wings), Springsteen and Taylor’s streaks stretch again six many years to the ’70s, and that’s not counting the output of, and McCartney’s driving contributions to, The Beatles, who landed 17 high 10 units on the Billboard 200 within the ’60s (and 15 extra since).