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