RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Album Award for U2 album Rattle & Hum. The album was released on Oct. 3, 1988 and was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Jan. 17, 1989 for three 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 3x Multi-Platinum RIAA award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Made in 1989
- Presented to radio industry talent
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Known as RIAA "flower hologram" awards, they were made from 1986-89
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any U2 fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1989 making it approximately 33 years old. It is presented to radio industry talent Bill Berger, who was at New Jersey station WFMU for over three decades.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass. The backing paper appears original and while the manufacturer sticker is missing, there is adhesive residue in the shape and typical location of a Creative Glassics label.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com