Guns N' Roses RIAA Platinum album award for their album GNR Lies, which was released on Nov. 30, 1988. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Mar. 1, 1989 for one million copies sold.
The album added hit "Patience", which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, to the band's resume, along with fan favorite "Used To Love Her". This is the group's last album to include drummer Steven Adler, who departed in 1990. The album reached #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. By 1995 the album reached RIAA certified sales of five million. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum album award with LP and cassette
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award made sometime after 1998
- Has been rebacked
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a "RIAA serial number hologram" award, they were made from 1998 to present
- Awesome collector's item for any Guns N' Roses fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a second presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured after 1998 when this style of RIAA award was made. That makes this award approx. 24 years old. It is presented to Baret Lepejian, whose family owned a photography business in L.A. serving the music and motion picture industries.
This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass. It has been rebacked.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com