RIAA Gold single award for Cher and Peter Cetera "After All". Released on Mar. 3, 1989, the single went Gold for 500,000 copies sold on June 1, 1989.
The track became a hit for the pair of very successful solo artists. It was featured as the love theme for the film Chances Are and was nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar at the Academy Awards in 1989. The song peaked at #6 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the Canada Singles charts.
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- RIAA Gold single sales award from the "R" hologram award period with 45 and cassette
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award made in 1989
- Presented to record industry executive
- Has original backing paper
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Great collectors item for any Cher or Peter Cetera fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Gold single award made in 1989 making the award 32 years old. The award is presented to John David Kalodner, who was an A&R executive on the project who also worked with Cher on other projects along with Foreigner, Santana, Journey, Chicago, Heart, Iron Maiden, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon, the Black Crowes and others.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only very minor mars on frame and plexiglass. The backing paper is original with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer's sticker. The metal clasps on the rear are not original but were used to attach the award firmly to a wall, likely in a music industry office.
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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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com