RIAA Platinum album award for Steve Miller Band album Greatest Hits 1974-78. Released on Nov. 15, 1978, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA quickly by Nov. 27, 1978 for one million copies sold.
The album featured classic Steve Miller tracks including "The Joker", "Jet Airliner", "Fly Like An Eagle". "Take The Money And Run" and more. The album peaked at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #11 on the Rock Albums chart but found its' way into almost everyone's record collection. In fact, by 2021 the album was certified 15x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA making it a rare RIAA Diamond certified album, plus some. See image above for all its RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum album award
- First presentation award from 1978-79
- Presented to Capitol Records
- In VG condition
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981. RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Great collectors item for any Steve Miller fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award from 1978-79 making it about 42-43 years old. The award is presented to Capitol Records, Inc.
This award is in VG condition with mars on the frame, including a nick or two, and plexiglass. The backing paper is original with Creative Glassics manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com