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Michael Jackson Bad Label "Platinum" Award

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Label or artist management award for Michael Jackson's album Bad, which was released on August 31, 1987. The album was certified 8x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Sept. 29, 1994 for 8 million copies sold. (Note: This is not a RIAA award). 

The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, the UK Albums chart and a dozen other countries. It produced five #1 singles including title track "Bad", "Man In The Mirror", "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "The Way You Make Me Feel" and "Dirty Diana". The release was also nominated for six Grammy awards, winning two. By 2017 the album had sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. and was certified Diamond by the RIAA. It is estimated to have sold over 37 million copies worldwide. 

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Item Highlights:

  • Label or artist management award with "platinum" record and cassette for Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad
  • In VG condition with only a few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass
  • Award from approx. 1998
  • Made by Fitzgerald Hartley, who also made RIAA awards
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for Michael Jackson fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This label or artist management award would have been manufactured sometime around 1998 making it approximately 23 years old. It was likely made for a record label or artist management office and has no presentation.

This award is in VG condition with only some minor mars on the frame and plexiglass and has a Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker on its back. Fitzgerald Hartley also made RIAA awards during this time period.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage record 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.

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