RIAA Platinum Album award for Bon Jovi's album Cross Road and single "Always". The album was released on Oct. 18, 1994 and by Dec. 19, 1994 was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
While much-loved Bon Jovi hits such as "Runaway", "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "Bad Medicine", "Bed Of Roses", "Livin' On A Prayer" (and a remake as "Prayer '94") and "You Give Love A Bad Name" appeared on the release, the hit "Always" became a new success for the group hitting #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 in the UK. The album went to #8 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and #1 on the UK Albums chart. By 1998 the album had been certified 4x Multi-Platinum. See image above for more RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum Album award with multi CD display and album artwork
- In Good to VG condition with a minor mars on plexiglas and mars on frame
- First presentation award from early 1995
- Presented to Transworld Entertainment with printed autographs from Bon Jovi group members (Note: Note actual autographs)
- Unopened back with original manufacturer's sticker indicating a completely original award
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Award measures approx. 15" x 22"
- Great collectors item for any Bon Jovi fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum "R hologram" award that would have been manufactured shortly after the certification date in 1995, making it approximately 24-25 years old. This award was given to an industry executive with Transworld Entertainment and their signed and notarized letter of provenance will provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.
The award is in Good to VG condition with minor mars on plexiglas, a couple of mars on the frame and spots inside the plexiglas (see images). The metal presentation plate is unique in that it has printed autographs from the band on it. Award has the correct original manufacturer label from Ill Eagle Enterprises on it's 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com