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Gold Discs, Record Signed - Letter R
The large size of these displays of gold discs and signed gold records allows for easy transformation of any wall space. They are eye-catching enough as single items, but form an exceptionally impressive display when arranged in groups.
Originally from Saint Michael, Barbados, R&B singer-songwriter Robyn Rihanna Fenty, better known as Rihanna, relocated to the USA, aged 16, in order to pursue a recording career. Her May 2007 release, "Good Girl Gone Bad" was an overwhelming worldwide success, topping both the UK Albums Charts and UK R&B Albums Charts and reaching no.2 in the US Billboard 200. It also reached the top 10 in the Albums Charts of a further 20 countries, including 6 no.1s. The album was awarded 5x platinum certification by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and 2x platinum status by the Recording industry Association of America (RIAA).
Californian rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, have sold over 70 million albums worldwide since their 1983 formation. Their September 1992 release, "What Hits!?" reached no. 22 in the US Billboard 200 and no. 23 in the UK Albums Charts, achieving platinum status throughout North America and gold certification from the BPI. The album title is a joke alluding to the band's minimal success whilst attached to the EMI label.
The Ramones, formed in 1974, in Queens, New York City, are often referred to as the first punk rock band. Despite limited commercial success, the Ramones greatly influenced punk rock in both the USA and UK. Their compilation album, "Ramones Mania (The Best of 1976-1988)", released in May 1988, was no great success, reaching only no. 168 in the US Billboard 200 and just scraping into the top 30 of the UK Albums Charts. However, its primary appeal to collectors of gold discs and signed gold records is that it features lead vocalist Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone and bass player, Dee Dee Ramone, who died in 2001, 2004 and 2002, respectively.