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Backstreet Boys self-titled (1997) RIAA 6x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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RIAA 6x Multi-Platinum award for the Backstreet Boys self-titled album. The album was released only in the U.S. on August 12, 1997. It was certified 6x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Aug. 31, 1998 for six million copies sold.

The album featured the hits "We've Got It Goin' On", "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)", "As Long as You Love Me", "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" (Extended Version), "All I Have to Give" and others. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 and since it was only released in the U.S. did not chart in any other countries. By 2001 it was certified 14x Multi-Platinum for over 14 million copies sold, making it a rare RIAA Diamond award recipient. 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 Very Good condition
  • Presentation to record promotion executive
  • All original with manufacturer sticker
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 25"
  • Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Great collector's item for any Backstreet Boys fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a RIAA Multi-Platinum award that was manufactured in 1998, making it 25 years old. It is presented to Jeff McClusky & Associates, a long time independent record promoter that worked with many record labels.

It is in VG condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It also has original Ill Eagle manufacturer sticker on its' backing paper. 

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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.

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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