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New Kids On The Block Hangin' Tough RIAA Gold Album Award

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New Kids On The Block Hangin' Tough RIAA Gold Album Award. Released on Oct. 3, 1986, was certified Gold by the RIAA on Sept. 11, 1989 for 500,000 copies sold.

New Kids On The Block released this second album after an unsuccessful first release to little fanfare. However, this outing became their breakthrough, although it was a slow builder. Powered by five Billboard Hot 100 top ten hits including "Please Don't Go Girl", "You Got It (The Right Stuff)", "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)", "Hangin' Tough", and "Cover Girl" the album was atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart by 1989. By 1990 this NKOTB album had been certified 3x Multi-Platinum. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "flower hologram" Gold award with LP and cassette
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 1989
  • Presentation to music industry executive
  • All original components unaltered with original backing paper and manufacturer's label
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Awesome collector's item for any fan of New Kids On The Block
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1989, making this award approx. 31 years old. It is presented to record and artist management executive and producer Jack Rovner.

This award appears to be in completely original condition, i.e. unaltered components including original back with Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker. The award's components and frame are in VG to Excellent condition, with only a few minor mars on the frame and plexiglas. 

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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. 

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