Unique clear plexiglas 7x Multi-Platinum RIAA Album award for MC Hammer's album Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em. It was released on Feb. 12, 1990 and was certified 7x Multi-Platinum on Nov. 6, 1990 for 7 million copies sold.
The album went to #1 and stayed there for 21 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, mainly based on the strength of the single "U Can't Touch This". It also went to #8 on the UK chart. By 1991 the album became one of the rare RIAA Diamond sellers with 10 million copies sold. See the image above for all the RIAA certifications of this release.*
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- Unique clear plexiglas RIAA Multi-Platinum album award with "R hologram" RIAA logo and album artwork
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1990
- Presentation to music industry executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 14" x 16"
- Great collectors item
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum clear plexiglas award that would have been manufactured in 1990 making it 30 years old. The award is presented to music industry executive Bobby Bland (no relation to the late artist).
This award is in excellent condition with a couple of extremely minor scratches with no fading. Really exceptional considering the award is 30 years old. Has original Fitzgerald Hartley sticker on rear.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.
As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.