RIAA Gold Award for Fiona Apple's debut album Tidal, which was released on July 12, 1996 and certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on Dec. 19, 1996.
Apple put herself on the map with her track "Criminal", which won her a Grammy award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1998 after getting considerable airplay and rising to #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album peaked at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and by 1999 had been certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for three million in sales in the U.S. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold Album award with album art and gold info plate
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1997
- Has original backing paper with manufacturer's label
- "R hologram" awards were made from from 1990-1997
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collector's item for any Fiona Apple fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1997 making it approximately 24 years old. This award is presented to Mutant Promotions, a promotions and marketing company that provided services for many record labels.
The award is all original with Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on its back. It is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com