RIAA Platinum LP award for Great White's album Twice Shy. Released on April 12, 1989, the album went Platinum for 1 million copies sold on July 26, 1989. By September of 1989, the album had been certified by the RIAA to 2x Multi-Platinum.
The album included a hit cover of Ian Hunter's "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" along with "The Angel Song". The former track hit #5 and the latter #30 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album peaked at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
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- RIAA Platinum LP sales award with correct elements for the "R" hologram period
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award made in 1989
- Presented to radio industry executive
- Appears to be all original
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any Great White fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum award for Great White's 1989 album Twice Shy. It is presented to radio industry executive Scott Shannon.
The award was produced around 1989 making this award approx. 30 years old. The award appears to have all original internal components and is in VG to Excellent condition. As shown in the photos, the backing paper board was installed in two parts but as far as we can see is all original with Fitzgerald-Hartley manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com