Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours' Grammy award for sale for $20,000

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2016-08-23 15:29:17

A Grammy award won by the seminal Fleetwood Mac album 'Rumours' could be yours - if you've got $20,000 to spare.

To date Rumours has sold more than 45 million copies around the world, making it one of the most successful records of all time, and is regularly ranked as one of the greatest albums ever recorded by critics, musicians and fans alike.

The award for the Best Album of 1977 was originally presented to drummer Mick Fleetwood, one of the band's founding members, and will be offered in an online auction at Nate D. Sanders which ends on Thursday August 25.

The sale also includes another award, presented to an even bigger-selling album – in fact the biggest-selling album of all time – Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'.

Released in 1983 and featuring hit singles such as 'Thriller', 'Billie Jean' and 'Beat It', the album sold an incredible 32 million units in the U.S alone, and has worldwide sales figures of more than 65 million.

The RIAA gold record award on offer was presented to Michael Jackson himself, to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the album before it had officially rewritten the record books, and is valued at $25,000+.

Of all the awards presented to the King of Pop throughout his career, there can be few stranger than lot #7 in the auction - an RIAA gold record for 'In 3-D', the hit 1984 album by Weird Al Yankovic.

Jackson was given the award as the album contained the hit single 'Eat It' – Yankovic's famous note-for-note parody of 'Beat It', which features lines such as "Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it, get yourself an egg and beat it".

Jackson approved the song's lyrics himself, and this piece of slightly less serious memorabilia comes with an estimate of $5,000+.

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