RIAA Platinum album award for Ozzy Osbourne's The Ultimate Sin album. Ozzy's fourth solo album, it was released on Feb. 22, 1986 and certified Platinum by the RIAA on April 14, 1986.
The album produced the single "Shot In The Dark" and rose as high as #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #8 on the U.K. Top Albums chart. It was the last Ozzy album to feature guitarist Jake E. Lee. By 1994 the album had been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA platinum album award with LP, cassette and presentation plate
- In VG condition with manufacturer sticker
- Made in 1986, making it 35 years old
- Presentation to tour manager
- Known as a flower hologram award because the RIAA logo is a hologram label, made from 1986-1989
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for an Ozzy fan, Ozzy awards are hard to find
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award made in 1986 making it approximately 35 years old. It is presented to Brian Jones, who was a tour manager with Ozzy Osbourne, ELO and other artists.
The award is in Very Good condition with only minor blemishes on its frame (including a very small crack on the top rail at the back) and mars on the plexiglass. The award has its original backing paper with Creative Glassics manufacturer's sticker.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com