RIAA Platinum Award for Billy Joel album Greatest Hits Vol. 3. The album was released on Aug. 19, 1997. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Mar. 31, 1998 for one million copies sold.
The album continues from where Joel's Greatest Hits Volume II left off, with tracks from his 1983 album An Innocent Man kicking things off, including that album's title track and "Keeping the Faith". Other hits on the set include "A Matter of Trust", "We Didn't Start The Fire", "I Go To Extremes" and more. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1998
- Presentation to record industry executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 21" x 17"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Billy Joel fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1998 making this award 24 years old. The award is presented to Lee Leipsner, who was SVP of Promotion at Columbia Records.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only a few minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. This award is all original with Ill Eagle manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com