Gold Discs, Record Signed
Covering a variety of musical genres, this range of top-quality gold discs and signed gold records displays caters for all musical tastes. This is very much the case with the "J" sub-category.
Award-winning British heavy metal band, Judas Priest, were formed in Birmingham in 1969. Worldwide album sales are estimated to exceed 35 million, including several gold discs. Featured is their 1978 album, "Killing Machine," renamed "Hell Bent for Leather" for release in the United States, as Columbia / CBS were concerned by the "murderous implications" of the original title. Although only reaching no. 128 in the US Pop albums Charts, it was awarded gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Formed in 1985, Jane's Addiction is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. They were one of the first from the early 90s alternative rock movement to gain mainstream attention and commercial success. Their featured album amongst the signed gold records is "Ritual De Lo Habitual," released in 1990, prior to the band's initial break-up. It peaked at no. 19 in the US Billboard 200, achieving a gold award from the RIAA. Mounted in the frame is a card which has been personally hand-signed by Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), Eric Avery (bass) and Stephen Perkins (drums).
American singer Jessica Simpson rose to fame in the late 1990s. She has achieved 3 gold and 2 multi-platinum RIAA-certified albums. Her 1999 debut album, "Sweet Kisses," an eclectic mix of pop, R&B, dance and teen-pop, entered the Billboard 200 far lower than anticipated. Columbia Records bolstered its chart performance by releasing the 2nd and 3rd singles from the album, which peaked at no. 25 in August 2000 and remained in the charts for over a year. It was certified dual-platinum in the 2001 by the RIAA, with worldwide sales of some 4 million copies.