RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”
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Beastie Boys

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”

22 January 2021 • New York

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”
RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”
RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”
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Beastie Boys

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

Sold Without Reserve

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

7 days, 17 hours

7 days, 17 hours

January 29, 09:33 PM (GMT)

January 29, 09:33 PM (GMT)

Description

Sold Without Reserve

Beastie Boys

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”


Framed. 21 x 17 inches.


All of the seller’s proceeds from the Beastie Boys memorabilia lots offered in this sale will benefit the Good Eats Program.

Condition report

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Catalogue note

Released in November, 1986, “Licensed to Ill” became one of the best-selling debuts in the history of Columbia Records and was the first Rap album to top the Billboard chart. Its heavy rotation on MTV helped to introduce Rap to a wider, more rock-oriented audience was a catalyst for Rap and Hip Hop to be seen as more than strictly niche in its appeal.