RIAA Platinum Award for Jimmy Buffett's Fruitcakes album, which was released in May 24, 1994. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Dec. 19, 1994 for 1 million copies sold.
The album reached #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart making it Buffett's first career top 10 album (not that he wasn't hugely popular with his loyal fan base already). The album's title track also charted as high as #29 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
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- RIAA Platinum award with all proper components for the era of award: Platinum record with center HD CD, CD and cassette
- In Excellent condition with a very minor mar or two on the frame
- First presentation award from 1998
- Unopened back with manufacturer's sticker indicating a completely original award
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Beautiful collectors item
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1998 making this award approximately 21 years old. This award was given to an industry executive and his signed and notarized letter of provenance will 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.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in excellent condition, with only one minor scratch on the plexiglas and a very minor mar or two on the frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com