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AC/DC's Back Catalog Benefits From Release Of "Black Ice"

AC/DC's back catalog has benefited from the No. 1 debut of the Australian rock band's first album in eight years.

"Black Ice" sold 784,000 copies in the week ended October 26, while AC/DC's older titles moved a total of 92,000 copies.

"Back In Black," the band's massive 1980 album, sold 21,000 copies last week, up from 9,000 the week before, Nielsen SoundScan said Wednesday. The album is the fifth-biggest seller of all time in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with sales to date of 22 million copies. "High Voltage," the band's 1976 U.S. debut, rocketed to 11,000 copies from 4,000.

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1. DM725 writes:

I'm pretty sure the same people just keep losing their copies and rebuying them every 2 years...

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2. murder667 writes:

lol yeah honestly who doesnt have at least one acdc cd?

the only cds i like are with bon scott anyway.

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3. MetallicPunk writes:

Well I'm glad their sells are going up maybe younger people will listen to AC/DC more now then that rap crap.

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4. bbristowe writes:

I'd rather listen to rap than ac/dc

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5. sonOfKalmah writes:

to post 2. i actually dont have any of their cds and will never own any. i respect them but my music taste is more diverse than their basic song structures in which they all sound the same.

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