RIAA Gold Album award for Queen's Greatest Hits I & II. The album was released on Nov. 14, 1995 and certified Gold for 500,000 sold by the RIAA on July 11, 1997.
This U.S. greatest hits compilation included classics from the start of Queen's career roughly through 1991 and included tracks not found on some of the other compilations, including "Innuendo," "Breakthru," "It's a Hard Life," "The Invisible Man," and "Friends Will Be Friends." The set also came with a 40-page booklet. By 2000 the album had been certified Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.
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- RIAA Gold "serial number hologram" award with album miniature and CDs
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1998
- Original back with manufacturer's label
- RIAA serial number hologram awards were made from 1998 thru present
- Award measures approx. 17" x 12.25"
- Beautiful and hard to find item for any Queen memorabilia collector
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is a serial number hologram award made in 1998 making it 23 years old. It is presented to Sean Sweeney. It is not known what role Sweeney played in the creation or promotion of the release.
This award is in Excellent condition with only a couple of very tiny mars on the frame. The backing paper is original with a Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker present.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com