Gold Discs, Record Signed

The large scale (24" x 20") of these signed gold records displays allows them to transform any wall. They are eye-catching enough as single items, but form a particularly impressive display when arranged in groups. The "H" sub-category is currently empty, but there are plenty of potential future inclusions.

Californian rapper and dancer, Stanley Kirk Burrell, better known by his stage name, Hammer, enjoyed great popularity from the late 80s to the mid-90s and his gold discs seem likely to prove attractive to collectors. An innovator of pop rap, Hammer is probably best remembered for his quickly acquired fame, followed by the subsequent loss of much of his fortune. Likely inclusions are his 2nd album, "Let's Get It Started," a 1988 release, which achieved dual-platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He became the first hip-hop artist to achieve RIAA diamond certification for an album, with his 1990 album, "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em," which topped the US Billboard 200 for 21 weeks and achieved over 10 million sales in the United States.

US rock band, Heart, was founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1973, achieving great success with their hard rock / folk rock style, producing a host of gold discs from 1976 onwards. Their worldwide album sales exceed 35 million copies. The band has undergone various changes in their line-up, but signed gold records bearing the signatures of the two remaining original members, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson seem sure to prove popular with collectors. Likely choices include 1985 release "Heart," which topped the US Billboard 200, achieving 8-times platinum status and received a silver award from the British Phonographic Industry for UK sales of over 200,000. Another of their gold records well worthy of inclusion is the 1990 album "Brigade," which peaked at no.3 in both the US Billboard 200 and UK Album Charts, achieving triple-platinum and gold status, respectively.

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