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Whitney Houston 2nd album Whitney RIAA 6x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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RIAA 6x Multi-Platinum Album award for the Whitney Houston's Whitney album. Her second studio album, it was released on June 2, 1987 and was certified 6x Multi-Platinum for six million copies sold on April 18, 1988. Remember Whitney Houston (1963-2012) with this award.

The album produced five Top 10 Billboard singles including "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)", "Didn't We Almost Have It All", "So Emotional" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go", the first four of which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This made Houston the first female artist to achieve that feat. It also extended her string of #1 singles to seven. The album itself hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and UK Albums charts, along with the top spot on many other world music markets. It also garnered three Grammy nominations. By 1995 the album had been certified 9x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 6x Multi-Platinum album award 
  • In Excellent condition
  • First presentation award
  • Presented to producer
  • All original with manufacturer sticker
  • Known as a "flower hologram" award they were made from 1986-1989
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Whitney Houston fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an original first presentation RIAA 6x Mutli-Platinum Album award from 1988, making it 35 years old. It is presented to producer David Rubinson, who worked with Herbie Hancock, Patti LaBelle, Moby Grape, Taj Mahal, The Pointer Sisters and many more.

The award is in Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It has its' orginal backing paper with Creative Glassics sticker.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com

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