Rare Guns N' Roses RIAA 18x Multi-Platinum album award for their debut album Appetite For Destruction presented to Guns N' Roses. The album was released on July 21, 1987 and certified 18x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on September 23, 2008 for a massive 18 million copies sold which this award marks.
Appetite topped the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and became the best-selling debut album of all time in the U.S. One could argue that "Welcome To The Jungle" changed music, ushering out "hair metal" and in a new, harder-edged strain of rock into the mainstream. The melodic guitar lines of "Sweet Child o' Mine" and anthemic "Paradise City" also helped power the album's success. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.
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- RIAA serial number hologram 18x Multi-Platinum album award with platinum disc, CD center and album miniature
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 2008
- Rare presentation to Guns N' Roses
- All original components unaltered with original back paper and manufacturer label
- Award measures approx.19.5" x 23.5"
- Awesome collector's item for any Guns N' Roses fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation, rarely seen RIAA 18x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime after 2008. It features the rare presentation to Guns N' Roses themselves.
The award is in completely original condition including back with manufacturer's sticker from Ill-Eagle Enterprises. In near mint Excellent condition.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com