RIAA Gold Single Award for Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch's single "Good Vibrations". The track was released on July 7, 1991 and certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on Sept. 12, 1991.
The 90s group fronted by musician/actor Mark Wahlberg would score success with this single from their debut album Music For The People. The track went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also topped the chart in the U.K., Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.
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- RIAA Gold Single award with cassette, CD, album miniature, gold info plate and gold frame
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation Gold award from 1991
- Has original backing paper (see below)
- "R hologram" awards were made from from 1990-1997
- Presented to music video director
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Great collector's item for any Marky Mark or Mark Wahlberg fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold Single award must have been made in 1991 given the track certification date. It is presented to late film and music video director Scott Kalvert, who directed the feature film The Basketball Diaries and music videos for many artists including Deep Blue Something, Patty Smyth, Cyndi Lauper, Snoop Dog, Bobby Brown, Taylor Dayne, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, LL Cool J and others. After directing Mark Wahlberg in Marky Mark videos, Kalvert cast him in The Basketball Diaries with Leonardo DiCaprio, helping to launch Wahlberg's fledgling film career.
This award is approximately 29 years old and yet is in VG to Excellent condition. There is only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass. All components are correct and the backing paper appears original. While the sticker is missing, there is sticker residue in the shape, size and location of a Creative Glassics manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com