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Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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Bon Jovi RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum album award for their Slippery When Wet album, which was released on August 18, 1986. The album was certified 8x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on August 21, 1987 for 8 million copies sold.

This, the New Jersey crew's third studio album, was a smash success with its songs always on the radio in the 80s (and today). Spawning the twin #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits "Livin' On A Prayer" and "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Wanted Dead or Alive" also went into the top 10. The album topped the Billboard Top 200 Album chart for eight weeks and became the best-selling album of 1987. By 1995 the album was certified 12x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "flower hologram" 8x Multi-Platinum award with LP, cassette and album miniatures
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1987
  • Presentation to radio industry executive
  • Original backing paper and manufacturer label 
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 25"
  • Awesome collector's item for any Bon Jovi fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an impressive first presentation RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1987. That makes this award approx. 33 years old. It is presented to radio industry executive Walt Brown. 

The award is in Very Good condition. It does have minor mars on the frame and plexiglass as is typical. Also minor mottling of the matte on the very bottom and some slight matte bowing around a couple of the components. However, as can be seen in the photos these flaws are mostly unnoticeable looking at the award hanging on a wall. They could be easily repaired but the award has its original back with manufacturer's sticker from Creative Glassics so it has not been disturbed from original. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: 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. 

*RIAA sales data source:

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