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Metallica "Black Album" RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum album award for Metaliica's 1991 self-titled album (often referred to as the "Black Album"). Released on August 2, 1991, the album was certified 7x Multi-Platinum for 7 million copies sold on Sept. 24, 1993. 

The album, the group's transition from their earlier thrash metal into a heavier sound, went to #1 in many countries, including the US. UK, Canada, Australia and countries across Europe. It spawned classic singles "Enter Sandman", "The Unforgiven", "Nothing Else Matters", "Wherever I May Roam" and more. By 2012 the release had been certified an impressive 16x Multi-Platinum for 16 million sold in the U.S. making it a rare Diamond award winner. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum album sales award from the "R" hologram period
  • In Excellent condition
  • Award made in 1993
  • Presented as a radio promotion to the station's "#1 listener"
  • All original with manufacturer's sticker on rear
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 20"
  • Great collectors item for any Metallica fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum award for Metallica's self-titled 1991 album. It is presented to 96RXR's "#1 listener" in a special radio promotion done by the Augusta, Georgia radio station, which was then an Album Oriented Rock (AOR) station.

The award was produced in 1993 making this award approx. 27 years old. It is in Excellent condition and the backing paper is original, complete with Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on its 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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com