RIAA 11x Multi-Platinum album award for Metallica's Metallica album (commonly known as "The Black Album") in new, sealed condition. Released on August 2, 1991, this legendary album was certified 11x Multi-Platinum for 11 million copies sold on November 18, 1998.
The album, the group's transition from their earlier thrash metal into a heavier sound, went to #1 in many countries, including the US. UK, Canada, Australia and countries across Europe. It spawned classic singles "Enter Sandman", "The Unforgiven", "Nothing Else Matters", "Wherever I May Roam" and more. By 2012 the release had been certified an impressive 16x Multi-Platinum for 16 million sold in the U.S. making it a rare Diamond award winner. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum album serial number hologram sales award
- In New condition, sealed in original shrink wrap
- Limited Commemorative Edition
- Award made in 1998
- Presented to industry executive
- All original with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Metallica fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA serial number hologram 11x Multi-Platinum Limited Commemorative Edition award made in 1998, making it approx. 23 years old. It is presented to Robert Pierce. It is not known what role Pierce played in the recording or promotion of the record.
It is in new, sealed condition and has never been unwrapped.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com