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Alannah Myles debut RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum Album award for Alannah Myles debut album. Released on March 20, 1989, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on Mar. 21, 1990. 

Myles' debut album took off after single "Black Velvet" became a global hit for the blues/rock singer. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also in several other world music markets, also winning Myles a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and a Juno Award for Single of the Year in 1990. The album went to #1 in her native Canada, #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #3 in the U.K. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.  

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album sales award from the "R" hologram award period
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • Award made in 1990
  • Presented to record industry executive
  • Has original backing paper
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Great collectors item for any Alannah Myles fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum album award made in 1990 making it 31 years old. The award is presented to Mike Smith. It is not known what role Smith played in the creation or promotion of the record but he is named on several Atlantic Records/Atco record awards so it is thought he worked with that label group.

The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on frame and plexiglass. The backing paper appears original and while the manufacturer's sticker is missing, there is adhesive residue in the shape and typical location of a Creative Glassics label.

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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:

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