Dire Straits is the debut studio album by the British rock band Dire Straits released on 9 June 1978 by Vertigo Records, internationally, Warner Bros. Records in the United States and Mercury Records in Canada. The album has the hit single "Sultans of Swing", which reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 8 on the UK Singles Chart. The album reached the top of the album charts in Germany, Australia and France, number 2 in the United States and number 5 in the United Kingdom. Dire Straits was later certified double platinum in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
|Studio album by|
|Released||9 June 1978 (UK)|
|Recorded||13 February – 5 March 1978|
|Studio||Basing Street, Notting Hill, London|
|Dire Straits chronology|
|Singles from Dire Straits|