RIAA Platinum Album award for Shania Twain's The Woman In Me album. This was the Canadian country-pop singer's third album released on Feb. 7, 1995. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA a few months later on June 22, 1995, which this particular award celebrates.
The album went to #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #5 on the Top 200 Albums chart It had sold over 12 million copies by 2000, making it a rare Diamond sales award winner. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the "R hologram" era: Platinum frame, platinum disc and platinum info plate
- In Good to VG
- First presentation award from 1995
- Presentation to record distributor
- Appears to be original backing paper with unaltered internal components
- Known as a "R hologram" award they were made from 1990-1997
- Award measures approx. 10" x 20"
- Great collectors item for any Shania Twain fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1995. That makes this award approx. 24 years old.
This award appears to be in unaltered condition. There is some minor mottling under the presentation plate (see images), likely caused by some exposure to heat but otherwise the award very good condition. The original Ill-Eagle manufacturer sticker is present, indicative of a never-opened award. The award is presented to a Mercury Records distributor.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: 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.