RIAA 6x Multi-Platinum LP award for Eagles album Hell Freezes Over, which was released on Nov. 8, 1994 and by January 17, 1996 was certified 6x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
Famously named after Don Henley's 1980 proclamation that the group would get back together "when Hell freezes over," it became the title for the legendary group's second live album, coming 14 years after their last effort. It contained a new acoustic version of "Hotel California" featuring an added acoustic guitar and percussion introduction, numerous other major Eagles hits and new tunes "Love Will Keep Us Alive" and "Get Over It".
The album went to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in the U.S. and #18 in the U.K. By 2014 the album would be certified 9x Multi-Platinum. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA 6x Multi-Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum record, cassette and CD.
- In Excellent condition with a few very minor scratches on frame and mars on plexiglas
- First presentation award from 1996
- Presented to label executive
- All original internals but has been reframed
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Award measures approx. 17.5" x 25"
- Great collectors item for any Eagles fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 6x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured shortly after the certification date in 1996, making it approximately 24 years old. The award is presented to label executive John Beug, who worked with Rhino Records.
The award is in Excellent condition with all original internals but has been reframed, likely due to the plastic covered frame having come apart, as they sometimes do. The new simple black frame compliments the award perfectly.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com