Guns N' Roses Geffen Records "11x Platinum" combo album award for Appetite For Destruction and GN'R Lies. Appetite was released on July 21, 1987 and GN'R Lies on Nov. 30, 1988. This award displays 8 CDs of Appetite, representing the then total of eight million sold, and 3 CDs of Lies, representing three million sold. The success of both albums kept going, with the former by 2008 RIAA-certified at 18 million copies sold, and the at five million by 1995. (Note: This is not a RIAA award).
Appetite topped the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and became the seventh best-selling debut album of all time in the U.S. "Welcome To The Jungle", "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Paradise City" all became massive hits. GN'R Lies contributed "Patience" to the band's impressive catalog.
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- Geffen Records "11x Platinum" combo album award for Guns N' Roses albums Appetite For Destruction and GN'R Lies.
- In Excellent condition
- Award estimated to be from around 1989 based on the 8x Multi-Platinum certification date of Appetite and 3x Multi-Platinum date of GN'R Lies
- Presented to record retailing executive
- Large award measuring approx. 26" x 32"
- Awesome 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 large and impressive Geffen Records label award presented to record retailing executive Joe Bressi. Its' internals are original but it has been reframed with museum quality UV protective glass. Note that it is not a new reproduction, its' internals are from an original 1989-90 era award. The award is in Excellent condition overall.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com