RIAA Gold Album Award for Big Head Todd's album Sister Sweetly, which was released on Fen. 23, 1993. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on March 9, 1994 for 500,000 copies sold.
The group's third album, it included singles from the album included "Bittersweet", "Broken Hearted Savior", and "Circle" and the album eventually went Platinum in 1994 after spending over a year on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "R hologram" Gold award with gold disc, cassette and album artwork
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1994
- Presented to record executive
- Has all original components and backing paper with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 19.5" x 15.5"
- Great collectors item for any Big Head Todd fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1994 when this "R hologram" style of RIAA award was made (1990-97). That makes this award approx. 26 years old. It is presented to Dave Mount, who served as Chairman/CEO of WEA (Warner/Elektra/Atlantic) Distribution from 1993 to 2002.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition with original backing paper and Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com