RIAA Platinum Award for C+C Music Factory album Gonna Make You Sweat. Released on Dec. 14, 1990 it was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Mar. 21, 1991 for one million copies sold.
David Cole and Robert Clivilles debut album as C+C Music Factory is best known for global hit "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)," with its' powerhouse female vocal line sung by Martha Wash and rap by Freedom Williams. It topped the Billboard Hot 100. Other hits on the release included "Here We Go (Let's Rock & Roll)" and "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..." The album reached #2 on the Billboard 200 charts and also did well in many other countries. By 1995 the album was certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for five million sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album over the years*. Remember David Cole (1962-1995) with this award.
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- RIAA Platinum award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1991
- Presented to record label executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any C+C Music Factory fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1991 making it 31 years old. The award is presented to Jerry Blair, who was at the time a record executive at Columbia Records.
Blair played a key role in the success of artists including C+C Music Factory, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith and many others. The award is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Blair's son, who later took possession of his father's awards and memorabilia (see image of letter, son's name is redacted on image, buyer will receive unredacted copy).
The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only very minor frame wear and a few mars on the plexiglass This award is all original with Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.