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Dirty Dancing soundtrack RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum LP Award

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RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum LP award for the original soundtrack album for 1987 film Dirty Dancing. Released on July 18, 1987, the award celebrates that by May 20, 1988 the album was certified 7x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for seven million in copies sold. 

This mega-selling album featured tracks from Eric Carmen ("Hungry Eyes"), Bill Withers and Jennifer Warnes ("(I've Had) The Time Of My Life"), The Ronettes "Be My Baby"), lead actor Patrick Swayze himself ("You're Like The Wind") and more. The album spent 18 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and topped the charts on many other world charts. By 2022 the album had been certified 14x Multi-Platinum, making it a rare RIAA Diamond seller. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum LP award
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 1988
  • Presented to radio promotion executive
  • All original with manufacturer sticker
  • Known as a RIAA "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-1989
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Dirty Dancing fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured shortly after the certification date in 1988, making it approximately 35 years old. The award is presented to Kal Rudman of FMQB (Friday Morning Quarterback), a radio airplay promoter.

The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only a few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. Its' backing paper appears to be original with Dejay Products manufacturer sticker.

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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.

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: 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: RIAA.com

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