Album artist 23 - AC/DC

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AC/DC Chart Profile

This page lists the album chart runs of AC/DC. A list of songs by AC/DC can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

When original front man Bon Scott died they replaced him with sound-alike Brian Johnson and started getting real success.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 AC/DC Back In Black 1980 UK 1 - Aug 1980 (46 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1981, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013 (1980), US sales 22 M (according to RIAA), US 22 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2007), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2003), Diamond in Canada (certified in Oct 1989), France (InfoDisc) 2 of 1980 (peak 1, 91 weeks), Internet 2 - 42 M claimed (1980), BEA 2 of 1980, Germany 3 - Aug 1980 (39 weeks), Australia (Kent) 3 of 1981 (peak 1), Billboard 4 - Aug 1980 (271 weeks) (23 weeks in top 10), US BB 4 of 1980, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1980), Fox101 4, Austria 7 - Sep 1980 (4 months), Norway 8 - Sep 1980 (23 weeks), Worldwide 9 - 25 M, Sweden 12 - Aug 1980 (10 weeks), Global 12 - 25 M claimed, NARM 17, Defin200 17 (1980), US CashBox 21 of 1980, DMDB 25, Switzerland 36 - Jul 2007 (16 weeks), D.Marsh 40 of 1980, UK Radio2 45, Italy 48 of 1981, PopVortex 56 (1980), RS Reader's 60, Rolling Stone 73, Acclaimed 107 (1980), WTMD 111, WXPN 143 (1980), RYM 5 of 1980, AVrev 44, KEXP 101, Xgau rating B- (1980)
2 AC/DC Black Ice 2008 UK 1 - Nov 2008 (25 weeks), Billboard 1 - Nov 2008 (35 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 2008, Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 2008, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 2008, Germany 1 - Oct 2008 (21 weeks), Austria 1 - Oct 2008 (10 months), Switzerland 1 - Nov 2008 (42 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 2008 (21 weeks), Sweden 1 - Oct 2008 (23 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Oct 2008, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Oct 2008, US (Sup) 2 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2008), Germany 4 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2009), Canada 4 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Nov 2008), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2008), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2008), Australia (ARIA) 3 of 2008, US BB 21 of 2008, Acclaim Year 74 of 2008, Chart2000.com album 30 of 2009
3 AC/DC The Razor's Edge 1990 Canada 1 for 9 weeks - 1990, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2006), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2001), Billboard 2 - Oct 1990 (77 weeks) (19 weeks in top 10), Switzerland 2 - Sep 1990 (36 weeks), Norway 2 - Oct 1990 (9 weeks), UK 4 - Oct 1990 (18 weeks), Germany 4 - Oct 1990 (39 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1990), Sweden 5 - Oct 1990 (18 weeks), US BB 10 of 1990, Austria 12 - Oct 1990 (3 months), Australia (ARIA) 17 of 1990, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 25 of 1991, France (InfoDisc) 40 of 1990 (peak 29, 22 weeks), Global 153 - 7 M claimed, RYM 174 of 1990
4 AC/DC For Those About To Rock We Salute You 1981 Billboard 1 - Dec 1981 (30 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1981, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), Germany 2 - Dec 1981 (10 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), UK 3 - Dec 1981 (29 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1981), Norway 6 - Dec 1981 (9 weeks), Austria 9 - Jan 1982 (4 months), Sweden 9 - Dec 1981 (13 weeks), US BB 22 of 1981, France (InfoDisc) 27 of 1981 (peak 1, 43 weeks), US CashBox 29 of 1982, Italy 47 of 1982, RYM 181 of 1981, Xgau rating C (1981)
5 AC/DC Highway To Hell 1979 US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2006), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1988), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1980), Germany 7 - Feb 1980 (47 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 7 of 1979 (peak 8, 69 weeks), BEA 7 of 1979, UK 8 - Aug 1979 (36 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Billboard 17 - Aug 1979 (82 weeks), Sweden 24 - Aug 1979 (6 weeks), Norway 37 - Feb 1980 (3 weeks), Fox101 44, Switzerland 57 - Oct 2008 (2 weeks), NARM 58, Defin200 58 (1979), Global 103 - 10 M claimed, Rolling Stone 199, WTMD 262, Acclaimed 337 (1979), RYM 13 of 1979
6 AC/DC Ballbreaker 1995 Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1995, Switzerland 1 - Oct 1995 (15 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1995 (7 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1995, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Sep 1995), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Billboard 4 - Oct 1995 (30 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), Germany 4 - Oct 1995 (9 weeks), Austria 4 - Oct 1995 (4 months), Norway 4 - Oct 1995 (5 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1995), UK 6 - Oct 1995 (8 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 36 of 1995 (peak 2, 23 weeks), US BB 46 of 1995, Australia (ARIA) 47 of 1995, Italy 84 of 1995
7 AC/DC Iron Man 2 2010 UK 1 - May 2010 (30 weeks), Canada 1 for 1 week - 2010, Germany 1 - Apr 2010 (7 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Apr 2010, Chart2000.com album 23 of 2010, Billboard 4 - May 2010 (30 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), Australia (ARIA) 44 of 2010, US BB 65 of 2010
8 AC/DC Stiff Upper Lip 2000 Germany 1 for 1 week - Mar 2000, Germany 1 - Mar 2000 (9 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 2000 (11 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Mar 2000 (16 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Jun 2000), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2000), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2000), Austria 3 - Apr 2000 (2 months), Norway 6 - Mar 2000 (6 weeks), Billboard 7 - Mar 2000 (28 weeks) (1 week in top 10), UK 12 - Mar 2000 (2 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 76 of 2000, France (InfoDisc) 86 of 2000 (peak 2, 20 weeks), US BB 87 of 2000, Chart2000.com album 77 of 2000
9 AC/DC AC/DC Live 1992 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 1992), France (InfoDisc) 2 of 1992 (peak 3, 102 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1993), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1994), UK 5 - Nov 1992 (7 weeks), Austria 7 - Nov 1992 (4 months), Switzerland 10 - Nov 1992 (27 weeks), Norway 10 - Nov 1992 (12 weeks), Billboard 15 - Nov 1992 (48 weeks), Germany 15 - Nov 1992 (3 weeks), Sweden 25 - Nov 1992 (9 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 38 of 1992, RYM 42 of 1992
10 AC/DC Blow Up Your Video 1988 UK 2 - Feb 1988 (14 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1988), Norway 3 - Feb 1988 (11 weeks), Germany 4 - Feb 1988 (8 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Feb 1988 (16 weeks), Sweden 4 - Feb 1988 (12 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1988), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1991), Billboard 12 - Mar 1988 (24 weeks), Austria 25 - Mar 1988 (1 month), Australia (ARIA) 42 of 1988, US BB 44 of 1988, Xgau rating C+ (1988)
11 AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 1981 US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2003), Billboard 3 - Apr 1981 (55 weeks) (12 weeks in top 10), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 16 of 1981, US BB 20 of 1981, Acclaimed 2760 (1976), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1979), RYM 66 of 1976, Xgau rating C+ (1981)
12 AC/DC Flick Of The Switch 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), UK 4 - Sep 1983 (9 weeks), Norway 4 - Sep 1983 (7 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1990), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2000), Germany 6 - Sep 1983 (4 weeks), Sweden 8 - Sep 1983 (10 weeks), Austria 9 - Oct 1983 (2 months), Billboard 15 - Sep 1983 (23 weeks), Switzerland 28 - Nov 1983 (1 week), US CashBox 57 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 81 of 1983 (peak 5, 23 weeks)
13 AC/DC Who Made Who 1986 US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2003), UK 11 - Jun 1986 (12 weeks), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Switzerland 21 - Jun 1986 (2 weeks), Sweden 21 - Jun 1986 (15 weeks), Austria 28 - Jul 1986 (1 month), Billboard 33 - Jun 1986 (41 weeks), Global 131 - 8 M claimed, RYM 176 of 1986, Xgau rating B (1986)
14 AC/DC Let There Be Rock 1977 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1997), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2001), UK 17 - Nov 1977 (5 weeks), Holland free40 22 of 1977, Sweden 29 - Jul 1977 (4 weeks), Norway 37 - Feb 2003 (1 week), Billboard 154 - Aug 1977 (11 weeks), Radio Caroline 159 (1977), Acclaimed 1235 (1977), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1978), RYM 37 of 1977
15 AC/DC Fly On The Wall 1985 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1995), UK 7 - Jul 1985 (10 weeks), Sweden 10 - Jul 1985 (12 weeks), Germany 14 - Jul 1985 (3 weeks), Norway 17 - Jul 1985 (1 week), Switzerland 19 - Jul 1985 (6 weeks), Austria 30 - Sep 1985 (2 months), Billboard 32 - Jul 1985 (17 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1986)
16 AC/DC Live, Collector's Edition 1992 Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1992, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), Germany 5 - Nov 1992 (7 weeks), Austria 17 - Jun 2009 (1 month), Billboard 34 - Nov 1992 (14 weeks)
17 AC/DC If You Want Blood You've Got It 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1990), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2000), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1980), UK 13 - Oct 1978 (59 weeks), Holland free40 54 of 1978, Billboard 113 - Dec 1978 (14 weeks), Acclaimed 1095 (1978), RYM 39 of 1978
18 AC/DC Powerage 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1990), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1991), Sweden 19 - Jun 1978 (22 weeks), UK 26 - May 1978 (9 weeks), Holland free40 47 of 1978, Billboard 133 - Jun 1978 (17 weeks), Radio Caroline 255 (1978), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1979), RYM 42 of 1978
19 AC/DC Rock or Bust 2014 Chart2000.com album 51 of 2015, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2014, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Dec 2014, Billboard 3 - Dec 2014 (16 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), Australia (ARIA) 13 of 2014
20 AC/DC High Voltage 1976 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2005), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1995), Billboard 146 - Jul 1981 (18 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1979), RYM 51 of 1976
21 AC/DC Back Tracks 2009 Germany 10 - Nov 2009 (1 week), Switzerland 24 - Nov 2009 (4 weeks), Austria 31 - Nov 2009 (1 month), Billboard 39 - Nov 2009 (2 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 90 of 2009
22 AC/DC Live At River Plate 2012 Germany 1 - May 2011 (33 weeks), Billboard 66 - Dec 2012 (5 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 81 of 2013
23 AC/DC '74 Jail Break 1984 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), Billboard 76 - Nov 1984 (13 weeks)
24 AC/DC Bonfire 1997 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), Billboard 90 - Dec 1997 (5 weeks)
25 AC/DC Family Jewels (DVD) 2005 Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2006), Germany 7 - Apr 2005 (6 weeks), Switzerland 13 - Apr 2005 (7 weeks)
26 AC/DC Plug Me In [DVD] 2007 Germany 3 - Nov 2007 (4 weeks), Switzerland 34 - Nov 2007 (9 weeks)
27 AC/DC TNT 1975 Australia (Kent) 15 of 1976 (peak 2), RYM 71 of 1975
28 AC/DC Sight & Sound Collection 2007 Billboard 73 - Dec 2007 (3 weeks)
29 AC/DC Live At Donington unknown Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004)

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19 Nov 2016

Live At Donington

Live At Donington was filmed in 1991, released on VHS in 1992 and DVD in 2003

You need to look at the FAQ "Why is the year for XXX listed as 19XX?"

The year of filming and the year of release don't count here


26 Sep 2016

(3) Double Listings

#10 & #27 are the same (Live). Also #19 & #29 (Live, Collector's Edition). Finally #23 & #30 (Backtracks).

Data fixed, thanks


22 Jan 2015

Double Listing - Live

#11 & #20 are the same.

Data fixed, thanks