Special Garth Brooks RIAA 100 million sold award. Recognizing Brooks' incredible success from his 1989 self-titled debut through his first decade of albums including No Fences, Ropin' The Wind, (all RIAA Diamond awards winners for sales over 10 million each), Beyond the Season, The Chase, In Pieces, Fresh Horses, Sevens and others. The presentation plate of this award reads "...To Commemorate RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum Sales Of More Than 100 Million Albums, Capitol Records, 2000."
The decade of hugely successful albums contained hits such as "Friends In Low Places", "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House", "Unanswered Prayers" and "The Thunder Rolls", "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)", "If Tomorrow Never Comes", "The Dance", "Not Counting You", "Rodeo", "What She's Doing Now", "Papa Loved Mama", "Shameless", and many more from his career. Brooks in fact has become one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, slotting in second all-time to the Beatles as can be seen in the RIAA top tallies certification image attached.*
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- Special RIAA 100 million sold "serial number bar hologram" award for Garth Brooks
- In VG condition with original manufacturer's sticker
- Date on the award is 2000
- Presented to radio industry executive
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 27" x 18.5"
- Great, rare collectors item for any Garth Brooks fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is an official "RIAA bar hologram" 100 million albums sold award that was manufactured in 2000, making it approximately 21 years old. This is the only RIAA award we've ever seen that recognizes 100 million in sales, making it quite unique.
It is a first presentation award that is presented to a radio industry executive whose name has been obscured in the photos for privacy. A letter of provenance from this executive will be provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.
The award is in VG condition with a few minor mars on the frame and one slim crack on the left side of the frame (see image). Because of the frame's scalloped design, it does not take away noticeably from the appearance of this special award. The award has its original manufacturer sticker from Ill Eagle Enterprises on it's backing paper.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage record 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com