RIAA 10x Multi-Platinum Award for the Live Aid DVD Box Set. The highly collectible award recognizes sales of the 4 DVD box set chronicling the historic 1985 Live Aid benefit concert. The box set was released on Oct. 8, 2004 and was certified 10x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on January 26, 2005.
This DVD box set contained tracks from the July 13, 1985 Live Aid benefit concert's incredible line up that included (many of which are printed on the plexi of the award): Boy George, Status Quo, The Style Council, The Boomtown Rats, Adam Ant, Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, Elvis Costello, Nik Kershaw, Sade, Sting, Phil Collins, Howard Jones, Bryan Ferry, Paul Young, Alison Moyet, Bryan Adams, U2, The Beach Boys, Dire Straits, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Queen, Simple Minds, David Bowie, Joan Baez, The Pretenders, The Who, Kenny Loggins, Elton John, Kiki Dee, George Michael, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, REO Speedwagon, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Judas Priest, The Cars, Neil Young, Thompson Twins, Eric Clapton, Duran Duran, Patti Labelle, Daryl Hall & John Oates– Maneater, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, INXS, B.B. King, Ashford & Simpson, Teddy Pendergrass, Run-DMC, and Cliff Richard. There were some other artists whose performances were left off the DVD box set for one reason or another (by request, rights issues, etc.), including Led Zeppelin, Santana, Rick Springfield, the Four Tops, the Hooters, Power Station, Billy Ocean and Kool and the Gang.
One especially notable moment (of quite a few to be fair) was Queen's performance, which was referred to as "the greatest live performance in the history of rock" in a 2005 industry poll by the BBC of over 60 artists, music industry executives and journalists. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this DVD release*.
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- RIAA serial number bar hologram 10x Multi-Platinum DVD award with Live Aid artwork
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 2005
- Presented to record distributor
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 22" x 24"
- Great collectors item for Live Aid collector or fan of the many great artists who participated
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 10x Multi-Platinum DVD award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime in 2005 making it approximately 17 years old. This award is presented to WEA Distribution Minneapolis, part of the distribution arm of Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Records.
The award is in Excellent condition with original Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com