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Michael Jackson Bad RIAA 8x Platinum Award - RARE

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RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum™ Award for Michael Jackson's #1 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, which this award celebrates. 

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. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Multi-Platinum award with all proper components for the era
  • In Excellent condition with only a few very minor mars on the frame
  • First presentation award from 1998
  • A completely original award but it has been rebacked
  • Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Award measures 17" x 25"
  • Beautiful and rare collectors item
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1998 making this award approximately 21 years old. This award was given to an industry executive 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.

This award has a replaced backing paper and hanger, however the existence of the original frame and all correct internal components and serial number hologram indicates an original award. This award is in excellent condition with only a very minor mar or two on the frame.

Interested in knowing more about RIAA awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Read our article here.

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