RIAA Gold Album Award for K7's Swing Batta Swing which was released on Nov. 9, 1993. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on Nov. 15, 1994 for 500,000 copies sold.
The debut album for K7, sometimes referred to as K7 and the Swing Kids, it included his highest charting single "Come Baby Come" which went Gold as a single and to #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 while driving the album to #96 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The release also did well in other world markets as well, including the UK and Canada.
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- RIAA "R hologram" Gold award with gold disc and album artwork
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1994
- Presented to Transworld Entertainment executive
- Has all original components and backing paper with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1994 when this "R hologram" style of RIAA award was made (1990-97). That makes this award approx. 26 years old.
This award was given to industry executive with Trans World Entertainment 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. (Note: K7 is incorrectly listed as "KZ" in the letter).
The award is in Very Good condition with only some mars on the frame. It has its' original backing paper and Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com