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Queensrÿche Empire RIAA Platinum LP Award

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RIAA Platinum album award for Queensrÿche's Empire album, which was released on Aug. 20, 1990 and the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Oct. 7, 1994 for one 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.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "R hologram" Platinum album award with LP, cassette and CD
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 1994
  • Presentation to record executive
  • All original with manufacturer's sticker on backing paper
  • Award measures approx.17" x 21"
  • Beautiful collectors item for a Queensrÿche fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum "R hologram" award that would have been manufactured shortly after the certification date in 1994, making it approximately 26 years old. The award is presented to former EMI marketing executive Phil Blume.

The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only a few minor mars on the frame and plexiglas. All original with Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on its backing paper.

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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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.