BACK IN BLACK by AC/DC sales and awards

According to Billboard, Sony Music UK, BACK IN BLACK by AC/DC has sold 50,000,000 copies worldwide. The album sold best in United States (25,000,000 copies), Canada (1,331,000 copies) and Germany (1,000,000 copies).

BACK IN BLACK certifications and sales

Country / region Sales Certification / source Certification date / sales as of
Argentina 180,000 2x Platinum + 1x Platinum 4 November, 1999
Argentina
Sales: 180,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum + 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 4 November, 1999
Australia 920,000 12x Platinum / The Sydney Morning Herald 2013
Australia
Sales: 920,000
Certification / note: 12x Platinum / The Sydney Morning Herald
Certification Date / sales as of: 2013
Austria 50,000 1x Platinum 19 December, 1991
Austria
Sales: 50,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 19 December, 1991
Canada 1,331,000 1x Diamond October 13, 1989
Canada
Sales: 1,331,000
Certification / note: 1x Diamond
Certification Date / sales as of: October 13, 1989
Denmark 40,000 2x Platinum 17 July, 2018
Denmark
Sales: 40,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 17 July, 2018
France 600,000 2x Platinum 2001
France
Sales: 600,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2001
Germany 1,000,000 2x Platinum 2003
Germany
Sales: 1,000,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2003
Iceland 48 Year-end lists 2009 - 2019
Iceland
Sales: 48
Certification / note: Year-end lists
Certification Date / sales as of: 2009 - 2019
Italy 150,000 3x Platinum (Sales since 2009) 2021
Italy
Sales: 150,000
Certification / note: 3x Platinum (Sales since 2009)
Certification Date / sales as of: 2021
New Zeland 90,000 6x Platinum
New Zeland
Sales: 90,000
Certification / note: 6x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Spain 150,000 1x Gold + 1x Gold + 1x Gold 1981
Spain
Sales: 150,000
Certification / note: 1x Gold + 1x Gold + 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 1981
Switzerland 100,000 2x Platinum 1996
Switzerland
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1996
United Kingdom 600,000 2x Platinum 27 April, 2018
United Kingdom
Sales: 600,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 27 April, 2018
United States 25,000,000 25x Platinum 6 December, 2019
United States
Sales: 25,000,000
Certification / note: 25x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 6 December, 2019
Worldwide sales 50,000,000 Billboard, Sony Music UK
Total
Sales: 50,000,000
Source: Billboard, Sony Music UK