RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum Album award for R.E.M. Out Of Time. The album was released March 12, 1991 and certified 4x Multi-Platinum for four million copies sold on June 5, 1992, which this award celebrates.
The album included R.E.M. classics "Losing My Religion", "Shiny Happy People" and "Radio Song" which propelled it to #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums and U.K. Top Albums charts. The album was also nominated for seven Grammy awards in 1992, winning three.
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- RIAA Multi-Platinum award with all proper components for the "R hologram" era
- In Excellent condition with original back and only a few very minor scratches on frame (see photo)
- First presentation award from 1992
- Presented to record executive Michael Ostin
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Award measures approx. 21" x 17"
- Great collectors item for any R.E.M. fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description:
This is an original first presentation RIAA award from 1992, making it 27 years old. It was presented to Michael Ostin, who was President of Dreamworks Records from 1996-2003.
It is in Excellent condition including its original back with Hartley-Fitzgerald manufacturer sticker (backing paper has one small tear) and only a very few minor scratches on the frame.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: 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