RIAA Gold album award for Carman album The Standard. Contemporary Christian artist Carman (1956-2021) whose full name was Carmelo Domenic Licciardello, released the album on Sept. 13, 1993. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on Aug. 3, 1994 for 500,000 copies sold, which this award celebrates.
This was one of four-time Grammy nominee's most successful albums with it rising to#1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart. Carman was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2018.
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- RIAA "R hologram" Gold album award with gold cassette and CD
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1994
- Presented to record executive
- All original with manufacturer's stamp on backing paper
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Carman fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1994, making it approx. 27 years old. The award is presented to Bill Kennedy who was then VP of Sales at Capitol Records Nashville.
This award is all original and in VG condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. Award also has its original backing paper with stamp from manufacturer Rite Angle.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com