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Def Leppard Roars to No. 1 on Top Rock Albums Chart

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Def Leppard's self titled album.

The rockers also snag their seventh top 10 on the Billboard 200.

Def Leppard returns to the charts to claim its latest No. 1s, as the rock band's new self-titled set starts at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums and Independent Albums (dated Nov. 21).

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Def Leppard, the band's first studio album since 2008 (and 11th overall), starts with 30,000 copies sold in the week ending Nov. 5, according to Nielsen Music.

The title is the band's second chart-topper on Top Rock Albums and its third on Hard Rock Albums. Previously, 2008's Songs From the Sparkle Lounge -- the group's last record of new material -- topped both rankings, while the 2011 live album Mirrorball: Live and More sat atop Hard Rock Albums. (Note: Top Rock Albums launched in 2006, while Hard Rock Albums started in 2007 — many years after Def Leppard made its Billboard chart debut, back in 1980 on the all-genre Billboard 200.)

Def Leppard also hits No. 10 on the Billboard 200, the rockers' seventh album to hit that tally's top 10.

Here's a look at Def Leppard's top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart:

Title, Peak Position, Peak Year

Pyromania, No. 2, 1983

Hysteria, No. 1 (six weeks), 1988

Adrenalize, No. 1 (five weeks), 1992

Retro Active, No. 9, 1993

Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection, No. 10, 2005

Songs From the Sparkle Lounge, No. 5, 2008

Def Leppard, No. 10, 2015

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