AC/DC‘s “Rock Or Bust” has been nominated in the “Top Rock Album” category at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
Produced by Dick Clark Productions, the Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on ABC.
Other “Top Rock Album” nominees are THE BLACK KEYS‘ “Turn Blue”, COLDPLAY‘s “Ghost Stories”, HOZIER‘s “Hozier” and LORDE‘s “Pure Heroine”.
AC/DC‘s 16th studio album, “Rock Or Bust” sold around 172,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 album chart. This marked a huge drop from the opening number of 2008’s “Black Ice”, which topped sales charts in 29 countries, including the U.S. for the first time ever. It sold an incredible 784,288 copies in its first week in this country alone.
“Black Ice” was sold exclusively through Walmart, Sam’s Club and ACDC.com in the U.S., hitting over one million copies by its second week. The band and its record label, Columbia, did not have the same exclusive deal this time.
“Rock Or Bust” was released on December 2, 2014 and is AC/DC‘s first album without guitarist Malcolm Young, who is suffering from dementia. He has been replaced by nephewStevie Young.