RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum award for Pink Floyd's The Wall. The album was released on Nov. 28. 1979 and was certified 11x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on May 28, 1991 for 8 million copies sold.
Pink Floyd's eleventh release, it became their second best-selling (after Dark Side Of The Moon) staying at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart for 15 weeks, and peaking at #3 in the UK. As a single, "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" became the band's only #1 in the UK, and "Run Like Hell" and "Comfortably Numb" have become rock radio staples. By 1999 the album was certified 23x Multi-Platinum, making it one of the best selling albums of all time. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum "R hologram" award with platinum, disc, CD, cassette and 8 album miniatures
- In VG to Excellent condition with only a few very minor scratches on frame and plexiglass
- First presentation award made sometime between 1991-94
- Presented to radio station
- Has original backing paper with manufacturer's label
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Award measures approx. 17" x 25"
- Great collectors item for any Pink Floyd fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum award for Pink Floyd's classic 1979 release The Wall. This is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured between 1991 and 1994 given the certification dates. It is presented to radio station KATT.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a few very minor scratches on the frame and plexiglass. The award has its original manufacturer label from Fitzgerald Hartley.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com