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Milli Vanilli Girl You Know It's True RIAA Platinum LP Award

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RIAA Platinum album award for Milli Vanilli album Girl You Know It's True. The album was released on March 2, 1989 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on June 8, 1989 for one million copies sold.

A famously controversial album (see details below), it featured the hits "Girl You Know It's True", "Blame It On The Rain", and "Baby Don't Forget My Number". The album reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Album chart, #1 in Canada and gained airplay around the world. By 1990 the album was certified 6x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for six million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of the album*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album award 
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • Award from 1989
  • Presentation to radio industry executive
  • All original with manufacturer label
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a RIAA "flower hologram"award, they were made from 1986-89
  • Awesome collector's item for any fan of Milli Vanilli or 90s music history
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award that would have been manufactured in 1989, making it approx. 34 years old. The award is presented to radio industry talent and executive Dave Robbins, then of radio station WNCI.

It is in VG to Excellent condition with original Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker on its backing paper.

The controversy surrounding the album came because the duo billed as lead singers (Rob Pilatus and the late Fab Morvan) turned out to only be lip sync performers and dancers. While the pair appeared in music videos and were billed on the album as lead vocalists, the tracks were actually sung by John Davis and Brad Howell, with Charles Shaw rapping on several tracks. After winning the Best New Artist Grammy in 1990, the duo were forced to return the award after the lip sync scandal was revealed. Since no one won the Best New Artist Grammy for 1990, it was broken upon its' return and is now on display at the Grammy Museum:

Milli Vanilli Girl You Know It’s True RIAA Platinum LP Award

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: 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:

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