RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award for Queensrÿche's Empire album. It was released on Aug. 27, 1990 and the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Dec. 3, 1991 for two million copies sold.
The single "Silent Lucidity" became the band's biggest hit, achieving significant airplay on radio and MTV driving strong sales of the album and fan favorites "Jet City Woman" and "Empire" also received airplay. The album picked up two Grammy nominations and rose to #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. By 1994 it was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "R hologram" 2x Multi-Platinum album award with LP, cassette and CD
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1992
- Presentation to radio industry executive
- All original with manufacturer's sticker on back
- Award measures approx. 17" x 25"
- Great collectors item for any Queensrÿche fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation "R hologram" award that would have been manufactured sometime in 1992 making it about 29 years old. It is presented to Joe McClure, then a radio industry executive.
Other than very minor frame and plexiglass mars and a slight bit of surface loss around the label, the award is in Very Good condition complete with original backing paper and Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.
As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.