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Def Leppard Debuts at No. 1 on Top Hard Rock Albums Chart With ‘Diamond Star Halos’

The album is the band's first ruler since its eponymous 2015 set.

Def Leppard reaches No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Hard Rock Albums chart for a fourth time with its new set Diamond Star Halos, which opens atop the survey dated June 11.

In the May 27-June 2 tracking week, Halos earned 34,000 equivalent album units, according to Luminate. Of that sum, 32,000 units are via album sales.

The venerable British band first ruled Top Hard Rock Albums, which began in 2007, with 2008’s Songs From the Sparkle Lounge. 2011’s Mirrorball: Live & More followed, and in 2015, the group led with its self-titled 11th studio set.

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Concurrently, Halos starts at No. 2 on Top Rock Albums.

On the all-format Billboard 200, the new set bows at No. 10, marking Def Leppard’s eighth top 10. Here’s a recap, dating to the band’s first nearly 40 years ago.

Def Leppard’s Billboard 200 Top 10s

  • Pyromania, No. 2 peak, May 1983
  • Hysteria, No. 1 for six weeks, beginning July 1988
  • Adrenalize, No. 1 for five weeks, beginning April 1992
  • Retro Active, No. 9, October 1993
  • Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection, No. 10, June 2005
  • Songs From the Sparkle Lounge, No. 5, May 2008
  • Def Leppard, No. 10, November 2015
  • Diamond Star Halos, No. 10, June 2022

The lead single from Halos, “Kick,” hit No. 34 on Mainstream Rock Airplay, the band’s first appearance on the list since “Four Letter Word” reached No. 30 in 2003. Another song from the new album, “Fire It Up,” concurrently rises 23-18 on the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs chart with 833,000 official U.S. streams.