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This article is about the album/cd Back In Black by AC/DC. Back in Black is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC. It was a release by Atlantic Records on July 25, 1980. It is also the first album following the death of its lead singer Bon Scott that featured Brian Johnson.
After their commercially successful album Highway to Hell, AC/DC was gearing up to go into the studio to record their follow-up to Highway to Hell, but in February 1980, Bon Scott died from alcohol poisoning after a drinking binge. AC/DC decided to continue on and searched for a replacement and this is where they stumbled on and recruited Brian Johnson who was at the time in a band called Geordie
This album became their biggest selling album to date. It was recorded in seven weeks in the Bahamas from April to May in the year 1980. All tracks were written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson. AC/DC capitalized on the success of their previous album Highway to Hell and recruited the same producer Robert John Lange to produce Back In Black. The album’s all-black cover was designed as a “sign of mourning” for Bon Scott. It has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, and is one of the best-selling albums in music history. On 9 December 2019, it was certified 25× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), making it the fourth best-selling album in the United States and the best-selling album that never reached the top spot in the American charts.