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Fiona Apple Tidal RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold Award for Fiona Apple's debut album Tidal. Released on July 12, 1996, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on Dec. 19, 1996. 

Apple put herself on the map with her track "Criminal", which won her a Grammy award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1998 after getting considerable airplay and rising to #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album peaked at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and by 1999 had been certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for three million in sales in the U.S. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album award 
  • In Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 1997
  • Presented record promotion executive
  • Letter of provenance included
  • All original backing with manufacturer label
  • RIAA "R hologram" awards were made from from 1990-1997
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collector's item for any Fiona Apple fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1997 making it approximately 27 years old. It is presented to Sean Coakley, an independent record promoter who worked with many record labels and who had also worked for ATCO/Atlantic and Arista Records. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image).

The award is all original with Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on its back. It is in Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass.

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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 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:

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