RIAA Gold single award for Nicki French "Total Eclipse Of The Heart", which was released on Feb. 17, 1995. It was certified a Gold single by the RIAA on June 14, 1995 for 500,000 copies sold, which this award celebrates.
The dance-oriented remake of the Bonnie Tyler hit by British singer French did very well in both the U.S., where it peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also in the UK, where a slower version of the track rose to #5. The track did well in other markets as well including Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Canada and more.
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- RIAA "R hologram" Gold single award with gold cassette and CD
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1995
- Presented to record executive
- All original with manufacturer's sticker on backing paper
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Great collectors item for any Nicki French or 90s dance music fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1995, making it approx. 26 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including French, 2 Unlimited, Luscious Jackson, Sevendust, Coldplay, Blur, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
This award is all original and in VG to Excellent condition. Award also has its original backing paper with Ill Eagle manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com