Rare Guns N' Roses RIAA Gold Single award for "November Rain". Released on June 2, 1992 off Use Your Illusion, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 5, 1992 for 500,000 copies sold.
The track went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #4 on the UK Singles chart. Reportedly, the track is the longest song to ever reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single helped Use Your Illusion sell over 7 million copies in the U.S. alone. See image above for RIAA sales certification of the single*.
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- RIAA Gold single award with gold disc and presentation plate
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from around 1992
- Presented to Geffen Records
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Great collector's item for any Guns N' Roses fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1992, making it about 30 years old. It is presented to Geffen Records.
In VG condition with minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. Has what could be original backing paper but no manufacturer's label is present so it may have been rebacked.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com