Gold Discs, Record Ltd. Edition, Photo Displays
Almost by definition, the content of the "X" sub-category of limited edition discs, records and photograph displays is likely to remain limited. However, several bands and artists with this rare initial have produced gold records which seem likely candidates for future inclusion.
Xtreme is an American duo, consisting of Danny Mejia and Steven Tejada, both originally from the Dominican Republic. Formed in 2003, the band focuses on Latin musical genre, bachata. It has enjoyed success in its home country, Puerto Rico, the United States and other Spanish-speaking countries. Following a successful, eponymously-named debut album, their subsequent 2006 album, "Haciendo Historia" ("Making History") reached no. 13 in the US Billboard Top Latin Albums Charts, achieving gold status with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for sales topping half a million.
Xscape was an American female R&B quartet that enjoyed considerable success in the 1990s, producing 3 gold discs. Their 1993 debut album, "Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha" reached no. 17 in the US Billboard 200 and no. 3 in the Top R&B Albums Charts. A great commercial success, it achieved RIAA platinum certification within a year. Their 2nd album, "Off The Hook," released in July 1995, was another of their successful gold records, reaching no. 127 in the UK Albums Charts, no. 23 in the US Billboard 200 and no 3.in the US Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums Charts. It was certified platinum by the RIAA in its year of release. The band's trio of gold records is completed by 1998 release, "Traces of my Lipstick," which reached numbers 181, 28 and 6, respectively, in the above-mentioned Charts and achieved RIAA platinum status.
Californian rapper Alvin Joiner, better known as Xzibit, has several gold discs to his name. His 2000 release, "Restless," peaked at no. 12 in the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum, sales of over 1.5 million making it his most successful album to date.