"Power Up"is a tribute to Angus's brother Malcolm Young, who died in 2017 from effects of dementia at age 64.Malcolm is credited as a writer on all 12 tracks on"Power Up", along withAngus.
"Power Up"is the fastest-selling album of 2020 in at least three of its biggest markets — U.S., Australia and the U.K. In the U.K., it opened with first-week sales of 62,000. 52,955 units of these were on a physical format (CD, vinyl, cassette).
"Power Up"features AC/DC's 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson(vocals),Phil Rudd(drums),Cliff Williams(bass),Angus(guitar) andStevie Young(guitar). The LP was recorded over a six-week period in August and September 2018 atWarehouse Studiosin Vancouver with producerBrendan O'Brien, who also worked 2008's"Black Ice"and 2014's"Rock Or Bust".