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Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation" RIAA Gold Single Award presented to Janet Jackson - RARE

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RIAA Gold single award for Janet Jackson hit single "Rhythm Nation 1814" presented to Janet Jackson. Released on Oct. 20, 1989, the single went Gold for 500,000 copies sold on Jan. 16, 1990. 

The track, the title track and one of several hits off her album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, became a global success for her. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Dance Club Songs charts. It also reached the top 40 of several singles charts worldwide. In addition, the track brought Jackson a Grammy nomination and helped drive the album to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and RIAA 6x Multi-Platinum status. See image above for RIAA sales certification of this track*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold single sales award from the "R" hologram award period with 45 and cassette
  • Presented to Janet Jackson
  • In Excellent condition
  • Award from 1990
  • Has original backing paper and manufacturer sticker
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
  • Fantastic and rare collectors item for any Janet Jackson fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Gold single award made in 1990 making the award 31 years old. The award is presented to Janet Jackson and was acquired in a large auction of her personal awards and other items. 

The award is in Excellent condition with only very  minor mars on frame and plexiglass. The backing paper is original with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer's sticker.

Don't miss this chance to acquire a piece of Janet Jackson history presented to and owned by the artist herself. 

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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: 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:

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