AC/DC's 'Black Ice' Was Australia's Third-Highest-Selling Album Of 2008 reports that AC/DC's "Black Ice" was the third-highest-selling album in Australia in 2008, according to end-of-year charts compiled by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). It was narrowly beaten by the KINGS OF LEON's "Only By the Night" and PINK's "Funhouse".

AC/DC also contributed 13 titles from its back catalogue to the Top 100 chart during the year.

"Black Ice" has topped Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart for a sixth aggregate week, according to The AC/DC album climbs 6-4 in Hungary, 7-5 in Austria and 7-6 in France.

"Black Ice" was released in Germany as a limited-edition "steelbox" containing the CD, a 20-page color booklet, a bonus DVD featuring the "The Making Of Rock N Roll Train" documentary and the "Rock N Roll Train" video, a large AC/DC flag, five stickers and a Gibson guitar pick. The set is limited to 25,000 copies worldwide.

"Black Ice", which was released in the U.S. exclusively at Wal-Mart, was the fifth-best-selling album of 2008 with 1.92 million copies sold, despite the lack of any digital sales. The effort made history debuting at #1 on album charts in 29 countries and also has the distinction of being Columbia Records' biggest debut album (since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for Billboard in March of 1991). "Black Ice" has been certified multi-platinum in eight countries, including the U.S., Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the Czech Republic. Additionally, "Black Ice" has achieved platinum status in twelve countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, UK, Argentina, Singapore and New Zealand) and gold status in four countries (Netherland, Spain, Poland and Brazil).


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