RIAA Platinum Award for Paula Cole album This Fire, which was released on October 15, 1996. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on October 22, 1997 for one million copies sold.
Cole wrote and produced this entire album herself and saw great success with singles including "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?", which hit #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "I Don't Want to Wait", which reached #11 and was also used as the theme song for hit television series Dawson's Creek. The album itself went as high as #20 on the Billboard album chart, and was nominated for an impressive seven Grammy awards, winning one for Cole for Best New Artist, By mid-1998, the RIAA had certified the album 2x Multi-Platinum. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.
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- RIAA serial number bar hologram Platinum award
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1997
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Paula Cole fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum "serial number bar hologram" award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1997 making this award approximately 23 years old. This award is presented to Boston area radio station WBOS.
The award is in VG condition and has only minor mars on the frame and plexiglas. It has an unopened backing paper with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com