RIAA Multi-Platinum double album award for Queen's albums Classic Queen and Greatest Hits. The former was released on Feb. 27, 1992 and certified 2x Multi-Platinum for 2 million sold by the RIAA on December 14, 1993, the latter (often referred to as Red Greatest Hits) was released on Sept. 15, 1992 and was certified at 1 million copies sold.
The two albums included a large collection of the group's hits from "Bohemian Rhapsody" to "Another One Bites the Dust". The two albums achieved high chart positions around the world. In terms of sales, by late 2002 Classic Queen had been certified 3x Multi-Platinum. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.
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- Dual RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum and Platinum Album "R hologram" award with album miniatures, CDs, cassettes and "platinum" info plates
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1993
- Presentation to radio station
- Appears to be an original back
- RIAA R hologram awards were made from 1990-1997
- Award measures approx. 23" x 17"
- Beautiful and hard to find collector's item for any Queen memorabilia collector
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Detailed Item Description: This unusual dual RIAA Multi-Platinum award is a "R hologram" award made in 1993 making it 27 years old. It is presented to radio station WZAT.
This award is in Very Good condition with only a very few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. All components are correct and the backing paper appears original. While the sticker is missing, there is sticker residue in the shape, size and location of a Creative Glassics manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com