RIAA Platinum Album award for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Up Your Alley album. Released on May 2, 1988, the album was certified Platinum® on Feb. 17, 1989 for 1 million copies sold.
The release rose to #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, driven by singles "I Hate Myself For Loving You", which went to #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Little Liar", which went to #19 on the Hot 100. The former track also earned Jett a Grammy Award nomination in 1988 for Best Rock Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal.
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- RIAA Platinum album award with all proper components for the era: "R hologram" RIAA logo, platinum disc and presentation plate
- In Good to VG condition with some minor scratches on frame and plexiglas, minor lifting of the album miniature and a mar on the disc
- First presentation award from 1989
- Presentation to film producer Rob Cohen (Jett's Light Of Day, Fast And Furious creator, etc.)
- Looks to be an original, unaltered award although manufacturer sticker is missing from rear
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for Joan Jett fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1989 making this award 31 years old. The award is presented to film producer and director Rob Cohen, who produced the 80s film Light Of Day starring Joan Jett and who later went on to create the The Fast and the Furious franchise.
All components appear original and unaltered although the manufacturer sticker is missing from the rear. The award is in good to VG condition for a 30 year old award, with some scratches on the frame and plexiglas, minor lifting of the album miniature and a nick/mar on the lower side of the disc. See images for condition details but this is still a nice looking award and piece of Joan Jett history.
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