RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum album award for Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 album, which was released on Sept. 8, 1989. It was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Feb. 12, 1990 for 3 million copies sold, which this award celebrates.
The album went to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and singles "Black Cat", "Miss You Much", "Love Will Never Do (Without You)", "Alright", "Escapade", "Come Back To Me" and the title track were all top 10 singles on the Hot 100. Jackson received nine Grammy award nominations for the album, including for Producer of the Year, becoming the first woman to be nominated in this category. By 1992 the album was certified 6x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "R hologram" 3x Multi-Platinum album award with platinum color disc, cassette and CD
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1990
- Presented to radio industry executive
- All original with manufacturer's sticker on backing paper
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Janet Jackson fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1990. That makes this award approx. 32 years old. It is presented to Ross Allen of WRBD radio.
This award is all original, in VG condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. Award also has its original backing paper with Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com