RIAA Platinum LP award for the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels. The album was released on August 25, 1989 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Oct. 27, 1989 for one million copies sold.
The album notable in that it was the last recorded with long-time bassist Bill Wyman. It produced a pair of hits, "Mixed Emotions," which rose to #1 in Canada and #5 in the U.S., and "Rock and a Hard Place," which went to #23 in the U.S.. The album went to #3 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, #2 in the U.K. and #1 in Canada. Later in 1990 the release was certified 2x Multi-Platinum.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum disc, CD, cassette and platinum info plate
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1990
- Presented to Columbia Records
- Appears to have original backing paper
- Known as a "R hologram" RIAA award, they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Beautiful collectors item
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1990. That makes this award approx. 29 years old.
This award appears to be in completely unaltered and is in VG condition with one dent in the upper left corner of the frame (see image) and a few minor scratches on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglas. It is presented to Columbia Records.
This award has its original back with no manufacturer sticker but there is a torn sticker residue area in the size and shape consistent with a Creative Glassics sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com