AC/DC’s ‘POWER UP’ becomes the fastest-selling album of 2020 so far

AC/DC’s seventeenth full-length album, POWER UP, has shot to No.1 on the UK albums chart with the biggest first-week tally of 2020 so far.

“A very big thank you to everyone who put in their time, effort and creativity to get POWER UP to No.1!,” said AC/DC’s Angus Young. “Also a big shoutout to all our fans, old and new. You are, and always have been, our guiding inspiration”.

The record is the band’s fourth No.1 album in the UK. Featuring lead single ‘Shot In The Dark’, POWER UP sees the band reunited with producer Brendan O’Brien who helmed Black Ice in 2008 and Rock Or Bust in 2014. 

‘Shot In The Dark’ is accompanied by a video directed by their longtime director, David Mallet. A conversation between the band and Mallet was also released, touching on stories from some of their biggest music videos throughout the years.

AC/DC are one of the most influential rock bands in history, with over 200 million albums sold worldwide. Their 1980 release Back in Black is the bestselling album by any band ever, with global sales of over 50 million.

The band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and garnered their first GRAMMY Award in 2010. They continue to sell out stadiums on multiple continents, sell millions of albums annually and generate streams in the billions.

Listen to POWER UP.

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