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Alannah Myles "Black Velvet" RIAA Gold Single Award

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RIAA Gold single award for Alannah Myles track "Black Velvet". Released on Jan. 26, 1990, the single went Gold for 500,000 copies sold on Mar. 20, 1990. 

The track became a global hit for newcomer Canadian blues/rock singer Myles off her 1990 debut album. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also topped the charts in several other world music markets. The track also won Myles a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and also a Juno Award for Single of the Year in 1990.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold single sales award from the "R" hologram award period with 45 and cassette
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • Award made in 1990
  • Presented to record industry executive
  • Has original backing paper
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
  • 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 Gold single award made in 1990, making the award 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.

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