Island Records UK Label award for U2 album The Best Of 1980-1990. Released on Nov. 2, 1998 the album sold extremely well worldwide including in the U.K., which this label award celebrates.
In addition to hits from the time period including "Pride (In the Name of Love)", "New Year's Day", "With or Without You", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Sweetest Thing", "Angel Of Harlem" and more. The album topped the album chart in the U.K. and many other countries, and hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums tally. It was certified 5x Platinum in the U.K. by BPI (although note that this is not a BPI award) and Multi-Platinum in many other countries worldwide.
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- 1.2M sold U.K. Island Records label award
- In Excellent condition
- Dated 1998
- Presented to record promotion executive
- All original components with U.K. manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 19" x 19"
- Great collector's item for any U2 fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a U.K. Island Records 1.2 million copies sold award that was manufactured in 1998 making it 25 years old. It is presented to Jeff McClusky, a long time independent record promoter who worked with many record labels.
This award is completely original and is in Excellent condition, with only a few very minor mars on the frame.
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