RIAA Platinum Award for Sting album Nothing Like The Sun. Released on Oct. 5, 1987 and it was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Dec. 15, 1987 for one million copies sold.
Sting’s second solo album contained the hit singles "We'll Be Together", "Be Still My Beating Heart", "Englishman in New York", and "Fragile". The album reached #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Album charts, #1 on the UK Album chart, and reached the top 10 in many other countries. It won the Brit Award for Album of the Year and garnered three Grammy award nominations including for Album of the Year. By early 1991 it was certified 2x Multi-Platinum for two million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album over the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1987
- Presented to radio industry executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Known as a "RIAA flower hologram" award they were made from 1986-89
- Award measures approx. 16" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Sting fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1987, making it about 36 years old. It is presented to Roger Gaither, a radio industry executive.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition with minor frame wear and a few mars on the plexiglass It is all original with Dejay Products manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.