RIAA Platinum LP award for Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits album. The album was released on Nov. 22, 1988 and was certified Platinum for one million sold on Feb. 1, 1989.
The album was loaded with hits from the classic 70s-80s line up with Stevie Nick and Lindsay Buckingham ranging from earlier tracks such as "Rhiannon", "Don't Stop" and
"Go Your Own Way" to later material like "Tusk", "Little Lies" and more. The album went to #14 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #3 in the UK and also did well in many other world markets. This award recognizes the first success of the album which by 2000 was certified 8x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award from the 1986-89 "flower hologram" era
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1989
- Presentation to record label executive
- All original including backing paper with manufacturer's sticker
- Known as a flower hologram award because the RIAA logo is a hologram label, made from 1986-1989
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Beautiful collectors item for Fleetwood Mac fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award made in 1989 making it approximately 32 years old. It is presented to Bob Merlis, who was at the time Senior VP of Worldwide Corporate Communications at Warner Bros.
The award is in VG condition with only minor mars on its frame and plexiglass. It also has its original backing paper with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com