Gold Discs, Record Signed

The displays of signed gold records in the range are framed in a plexiglass-covered, gold aluminium frame, with all items properly mounted, as opposed to merely stuck onto a backing, which is the case with lower-quality items.

Sheffield alternative / indie rock band, the Arctic Monkeys, were formed in 2002. Their 2006 debut album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not," became the fastest-selling UK debut album, with sales of nearly 120,000 on its first day of release and over 350,000 copies in its first week. It topped the UK Album Charts, achieving a multi-platinum award from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), along with the album charts of Australia, Germany and Ireland. The album reached no.24 in the US Billboard 200.

Fans of the band seem sure to be delighted by the display featuring the 2nd of their gold discs, "Favourite Worst Nightmare," released in April 2007. It was a worldwide success, going straight to the top of the UK Albums Charts and reaching no.1 in Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland, achieving gold (or better) status in several European countries. The album, which won the "Best British Album" at the 2008 BRIT Awards, was subsequently awarded dual-platinum status by the BPI. "Favourite Worst Nightmare" also enjoyed success in the United States, entering the Billboard 200 at no.7 and achieving total US sales close to a quarter of a million copies.

Canadian pop singer-songwriter, Avril Lavigne released her debut album, "Let Go," in 2002, when she was aged just 17. It topped the UK Album Charts, making her, at the time, the youngest female solo artist to achieve a UK no.1 album. Another of her gold discs, featured in the signed gold records range is her 2007-released "Best Damned Thing," a worldwide success, topping both the UK Albums Charts and Billboard 200, achieving platinum status in the UK and a dual-platinum award in the United States.

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