Island Records UK Label award for U2 album The Best Of 1990-2000. Released on Nov. 5, 2000 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"Even Better Than the Real Thing", "Mysterious Ways", "Beautiful Day" and more, the album featured two new tracks: "Electrical Storm" and "The Hands That Built America", the latter of which appeared on the soundtrack of the film Gangs of New York. The album went to #2 on the U.K. Top Albums chart, #3 the Billboard Top 200 Albums, and #1 on many other country charts. It was certified double Platinum in the U.K. by BPI (although note that this is not a BPI award) and Platinum or Multi-Platinum in many other countries worldwide.
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- 900,000 sold U.K. Island Records label award
- In Excellent condition
- Dated 2002
- Presented to record promotion executive
- All original components with U.K. manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 22" x 16"
- 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 900,000 copies sold award that was manufactured in 2002 making it 21 years old. It is presented to Jeff McClusky, a long time independent record promoter who worked with many record labels.
This award is in completely original condition including back with manufacturer's sticker from Framous, a UK company that also make BPI awards. This award is in Excellent condition, with only a few very minor mars on the plexiglass and frame.
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