British rock band Def Leppard has finally earned his place among other rock legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the nominees for 2019 Stevie Nicks, The Zombies, Roxy Music, Janet Jackson, Radiohead and Cure.
In addition to the band's current line-up, former members Pete Willis and Steve Clark will also be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 29, 2019.
According to Rock Hall criteria, artists become eligible for induction after 25 years since the release of their first album. Meanwhile, the influence of artists and contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock music are also considered when eligible artists are nominated for Hall of Fame Rock and Roll.
In light of these events, we compiled a retrospective list to recall the influence of Def Leppards on the rock genre, as well as some of their achievements that certainly contributed to their well-deserved induction into Rock Hall.
Your fifth album Hysteria gave a breakthrough for the band, it remains the band's best-selling album 25 million copies sold worldwide. The album generated seven hit singles and proved to be a huge hit worldwide. Hysteria set Def Leppard as one of the most successful rock bands.
Increasing your legacy further, hysteria is listed Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and remains one of the best-selling albums in the United States.
With his albums Hysteria and Pyromania, Def Leppard is one of only five rock bands that had two of his albums sold 10 million copies in the US. and to receive diamond registration status.
Def Leppard achieved its first commercial success between the 1980s and 1990s, with the band's first album, High 'n' Dry, and the album's featured music. "Bringin 'on the Heartbreak" was one of the first rock videos to play MTV in 1982.
The band's album Adrenalize was dedicated to former guitarist Steve Clark, was released a year after his death in 1992. The album reached number one on the USA Billboard 200 and also reached number one on the UK charts.
Through a combination of rock, heavy metal, pop and glam rock Def Leppard had created a distinctive combination of style and sound. As part of the new wave of British heavy metal, Def Leppard's distinctive style has been referred to as an influence of several band musicians as Pantera, Slayer and Metallica.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony will begin at the Barclays Center in New York on March 29, 2019.