RIAA Gold Single award for Nicki French cover of "Total Eclipse Of The Heart". The track was released on Oct. 3, 1994 and certified Gold by the RIAA on June 14, 1995 for 500,000 copies sold.
French's high energy dance version of the classic 80s track from Bonnie Tyler reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Australian charts and peaked at #5 in the UK. Additionally, it charted highly in numerous other countries. It was also won two French music awards in 1995 at the Hi-NRG Music Awards for Single of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performance.
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- RIAA Gold Single award
- First presentation award from 1995
- Card inserted autographed by Nicki French
- In Excellent condition
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- Presentation to radio personality and executive
- Provenance letter included
- Original with manufacturer sticker
- Known as a “R hologram” RIAA award, they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Nicki French fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold Single award that would have been manufactured in 1995 making it 28 years old. What makes this award unique is that Nicki French personally signed a thank you card that was inserted into the plaque.
It is presented to well-known radio personality and executive Scott Shannon from WPLJ, Z100 New York and many other stations. A letter of provenance from Shannon will be provided with purchase as seen in images.
This award is in Excellent condition, with only a very minor mars on the frame. It had it's original Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer sticker on its' backing paper.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com