RIAA Gold Album award for Robbie Williams solo album The Ego Has Landed. Released on May 4, 1999, the album was certified Gold on Nov. 5, 1999 for 500,000 copies sold.
Williams', freshly off being part of UK boy band Take That, scored worldwide success outside the U.S. with solo albums Life Thru A Lens from 1997 and I've Been Expecting You from 1998. This album, made for U.S. release contained tracks from those first two non-U.S. albums. Led by singles "Millennium" and "Angels" which both charted on the Billboard Hot 100, the album reached #63 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album was later released in many other countries worldwide.
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- RIAA Gold album award
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1999
- Presentation to radio industry executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 15.25" x 15.25"
- Known as a RIAA "serial number hologram" award, they were made from 1998 to present
- Great collectors item for any Robbie Williams fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1999 making it 23 years old. The award is presented to Michael Steele, who was then a radio industry executive.
This award is all original with Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker. It is in Excellent condition with only minor wear on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com