RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award for U2 album Rattle & Hum. The album was released on Oct. 3, 1988 and was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Dec. 6, 1989 for two million copies sold, which this award celebrates.
This classic U2 album featured a mix of live and studio tracks, with the hit "Desire", becoming their first #1 in the UK, while peaking at #3 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100. "Angel Of Harlem" and "When Love Comes to Town" (which features B.B. King on guitar and vocals) were also both hits. The album went to #1 in the UK, U.S. and numerous other countries. By 1995 the album was certified at five million copies sold in the U.S. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.
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- RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum RIAA award
- In VG condition
- Made in 1990
- Presented to Island Records
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Known as RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures 17" x 25"
- Great collectors item for any U2 fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1990 making it approximately 33 years old. It is presented to Island Records, Inc.
The award is in VG condition with minor mars on the frame and plexiglass, and a small mottled area of the record label. The hanger has been replaced but the backing paper appears original with Fitzgerald Hartley label.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com