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The displays of limited edition gold discs, gold records and photographs in the "W" sub-category include items likely to be of great interest to fans and collectors.
English heavy metal band, Whitesnake, were founded by former Deep Purple member, David Coverdale, in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, in 1977. The band has enjoyed great commercial success in each of the last 5 decades, particularly since the 80s, producing numerous gold records and still boasting a healthy fanbase. Fans of the band seem sure to be delighted by the display featuring their 5th studio album, the 1981 release, "Come An' Get It." At the time of its release, it was Whitesnake's highest-charting album in the UK, peaking at no.2 in the UK Album Charts and awarded gold certification by the BPI. It spawned 2 singles, with "Don't Break My Heart Again" reaching no. 17 in the UK Singles Charts. The album enjoyed limited success in the United States, reaching no. 151 is the US Pop Albums charts.
Westlife, the multiple award-winning, Irish pop group formed in 1998, is the only act in UK chart history to have their first 7 singles enter the charts at no.1. Subsequent worldwide record sales have topped 45 million. Enthusiasts, aficionados and collectors seem sure to like the display featuring one of their gold discs, the 2002 release, "Unbreakable - The Greatest Hits Vol.1." It topped the UK Album Charts, along with those of Ireland and the Philippines and was a top10 hit in 6 other European countries. The band's longest-charting album had sold in excess of 2 million copies in Europe by the end of 2008 and was awarded dual-platinum certification by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. The album re-entered the year-end UK Album Charts of 2008 at no.79, with close to 200,000 copies sold within that year alone.