AC/DC's #1 Black Ice Sells Nearly 800,000 Copies

October 29, 2008

Yessss!!! AC/DC has officially earned their first Billboard 200-topping debut with Black Ice. The legendary Australian band has hit the charts with the second-biggest sales frame this year. Take that, High School Musical!

The new LP was released exclusively through Wal-mart, Sam's Club and AC/DC's Web site, and moved 784,000 copies in the U.S. Black Ice has also earned the distinction of becoming the year's best-selling rock record, surpassing the 721,000-plus week-one sales put up by Coldplay's Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends.

AC/DC topped the Billboard charts back in early 1982 with For Those About To Rock We Salute You, which climbed to No. 1, but did not debut there.

Here's some "Rock N Roll Train"...