RIAA Gold Album Award for the Patty Smyth's self-titled album, actually her second solo album after Scandal. The album was released on Aug. 18, 1992 and certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on Jan. 4, 1993.
The album did well on the strength of single "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" a duet with Don Henley which hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and for lesser hits "No Mistakes" and "I Should Be Laughing". The album itself peaked at #47 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.
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- RIAA Gold Album award with cassette, CD, album miniature and gold info plate
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation Gold award from 1993
- Has original backing paper with manufacturer's label
- "R hologram" awards were made from from 1990-1997
- Presented to music video director
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Great collector's item for any Patty Smyth fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold Album award must have been made in 1993 given the album's certification date. It is presented to late film and music video director Scott Kalvert, who directed the feature film The Basketball Diaries and music videos for many artists including Smyth, Cyndi Lauper, Snoop Dog, Bobby Brown, Taylor Dayne, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, LL Cool J and others.
This award is approximately 27 years old and yet is in VG to Excellent condition. There is only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass. All components appear correct and the backing paper is original with Dejay Products manufacturer's sticker present.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com