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Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum Award

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RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum album award for Guns N' Roses debut album Appetite For Destruction. Appetite was released on July 21, 1987 and certified 8x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on July 26, 1989 for eight million copies sold, which this award celebrates.

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. By 2008, the album was certified an amazing 18x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for 18 million sold in the U.S. alone. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "R hologram" 8x Multi-Platinum Album award with platinum disc, cassette and album miniatures
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1990-92
  • Presented to agent who worked with GNR
  • Letter of provenance included
  • All original with manufacturer label 
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 25"
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
  • Great collector's item for any Guns N' Roses fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation, RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum award with chrome frame. It was made between 1990-92, making it approx. 31-33 years old. It is presented to an agent who at that time worked at ICM representing Gun N' Roses. Their name has been obscured in the photos for privacy. A letter of provenance from this executive will be provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.

This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass. It has its' original backing paper with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source:

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