RIAA Gold Album Award for Red Hot Chili Peppers album Mother's Milk. Released on Aug. 16, 1989, the album went Gold for 500,000 copies sold on March 29, 1990.
RHCP's fourth album included "Knock Me Down", "Taste the Pain", and a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground", all of which received radio airplay. The album peaked at #52 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It also did well in Australia, Canada, and the UK. By 2003 it was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold Album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Made in 1990
- Presented to radio personality and executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Red Hot Chili Peppers fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold Album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime in 1990 making this award approximately 33 years old. It is presented to well-known radio personality and executive Scott Shannon from Z100 New York and many other stations. A letter of provenance from Shannon will be provided with purchase as seen in images.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass. It is all original with Creative Glassics manufacturer label.
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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