Selections from the Ric Aliberte Collection - Gold
Journey’s Greatest Hits Platinum RIAA Presentation Record: Provenance Ric Aliberte Collection.
As stated on the presentation plaque this award was presented directly to Ric Aliberte, for his work achieving the Multi-Platinum success of the album. The record has remained in his possession and collection until this time.
About the Album: Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the American rock band Journey, originally released in 1988 by Columbia Records. It is the band’s best-selling career disc, spending 706 weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Additionally, as of 5 April 2022, it has logged 1,346 weeks on Billboard’s Catalog Albums chart. On 22 April 2008, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Greatest Hits 15x Platinum for sales of 15 million copies in the United States. As of December 2008, it was reported to have been the sixth highest certified ‘greatest hits’ package in the United States according to the RIAA.
Water staining on back, some dirt markings inside. Measures 25 inches by 17 inches.
From the RIAA website: RIAA™s historic Gold & Platinum Program defines success in the recorded music industry. Originally conceived to honor artists and track sound recording sales, Gold & Platinum Awards have come to stand as a benchmark of success for any artist whether they’ve just released their first song or Greatest Hits album. In the eighties, the development of CDs increased music sales once again and popular music went Platinum more than once. So we developed the multi-Platinum Award.
About the Awards : The Gold & Platinum Awards have been a pinnacle of success in the music industry since 1958. The awards below are earned by artists who have met rigorous standards, and recipients join the ranks of the most iconic recording artists. RIAA Gold and Platinum Certifications : Units and Date Established ; Gold 500,000 1958 ; Platinum 1,000,000 1976 ; Multi-Platinum 2,000,000 (in increments of 1,000,000 thereafter) 1984. We review every item to determine basic condition. If you require a more detailed description or condition report please contact us at: Win@gonbid.com, 845-372-4787, or through our website www.scottdanielsauction.com. All lots are sold in as-is condition at the time of sale, and condition listings are given as a courtesy for guidance only and should be evaluated by personal inspection by the bidder.