Legendary hard rockers AC/DC have topped Billboard's year-end "Hard Rock Albums" chart.
The 2015 chart of top-selling hard rock and metal albums is based on sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music from a universe of retailers that represents more than 90% of the U.S. music retail market.
The sample includes not only music stores and the music departments at electronics and department stores, but also direct-to-consumer transactions and Internet sales (both physical albums via Internet, and ones bought via digital downloads). A limited array of verifiable sales from concert venues is also tabulated. All sales charts use the entire Nielsen Music panel.
Billboard's top "Hard Rock Albums" of 2015:
01. AC/DC - "Rock Or Bust"
02. NICKELBACK - "No Fixed Address"
03. FOO FIGHTERS - ""Sonic Highways"
04. BREAKING BENJAMIN - "Dark Before Dawn"
05. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - "Got Your Six"
06. DISTURBED - "Immortalized"
07. SLIPKNOT - ".5: The Gray Chapter"
08. IN THIS MOMENT - "Black Widow"
09. HALESTORM - "Into The Wild Life"
10. IRON MAIDEN - "The Book Of Souls"
11. MARILYN MANSON - "The Pale Emperor"
12. SHINEDOWN - "Threat To Survival"
13. ROYAL BLOOD - "Royal Blood"
14. THREE DAYS GRACE - "Human"
15. BRING ME THE HORIZON - "That's The Spirit"
16. LAMB OF GOD - "VII: Sturm Und Drang"
17. SLAYER - "Repentless"
18. SLEEPING WITH SIRENS - "Madness"
19. AUGUST BURNS RED - "Found In Far Away Places"
20. RED - "Of Beauty And Rage"
You can find the entire chart at this location.
AC/DC's sixteenth studio album, "Rock Or Bust", has sold more than 555,000 copies since debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard album chart back in December 2014.
It's the band's first album without founding guitarist Malcolm Young, who is suffering from dementia. He has been replaced by nephew Stevie Young.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was arrested in November 2014 at his home in Tauranga on charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.
Although Rudd played on "Rock Or Bust", he did not appear in photos or videos for the disc.
One-time AC/DC drummer Chris Slade officially joined the band's lineup for its performance on the February 8 Grammy Awards telecast. Slade is also behind the kit for the group's current world tour.