RIAA Platinum Single Award for 69 Boyz track "Tootsee Roll". The track was the first single off the group's debut album 199Quad and it was released May 27, 1994. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Oct. 26, 1994 for one million copies sold.
The track, supported by a popular video, peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reached #9 on the Hot R&B Singles tally and topped the Hot Rap Singles list. It also helped the album itself to reach #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers list and #59 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this track*.
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- RIAA Platinum Single award
- First presentation award from 1994
- In VG condition
- Presented to radio industry executive
- All original, manufacturer sticker missing
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Unique diagonal award measures 21" x 21"
- Great collectors item for 69 Boyz or 90s rap fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum Single award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1994 making it approximately 30 years old. The twin discs show the original and different remixes made for the track. The award is presented to Duff Lindsey, who at the time was a radio program director in the South Florida area.
It is in VG condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass, and minor finish deterioration on the discs around the labels (see images). The award has all original internals and frame. The backing paper may or may not be original and no manufacturer's sticker is present.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com