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Eric Clapton Unplugged RIAA 7x Platinum Award - RARE

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RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum Award for Eric Clapton's solo album Unplugged, which was released on August 25, 1992. The album is to date the most successful of Clapton's career and was certified 7x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Sept. 29, 1993 for 7 million copies sold. By 1996 the album had sold over 10 million copies thus achieving rare Diamond sales status. 

Filmed as an "MTV Unplugged" in front of a small audience in Windsor, England on Jan. 16, 1992, the resulting album went on to win six Grammy Awards in 1993 including Album Of The Year. The album also went to #1 on the Billboard 200 and many other countries. Highlight tracks included the heartfelt "Tears In Heaven" and a relaxed, languid version of famous hit "Layla". The release is the best-selling live album of all time and is estimated to have sold over 26 million copies worldwide. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.  

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum award with all proper components for the era
  • In Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 1993
  • Presented to industry executive
  • All original internal components but has been reframed
  • Known as a "R hologram" award they were made from 1990-97 
  • Award measures 23" x 26"
  • Beautiful and rare collectors item
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1993 making this award approximately 27 years old. It is presented to Chris Mancini, who has worked as West Coast Director of Creative Affairs for Arista and BMG music publishing.

This award has all original internal components including matte and so forth but the frame only was replaced with one mirroring the original style. 

Interested in knowing more about RIAA awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Read our article here.

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: 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: RIAA.com