RIAA Platinum Album award for Sting's The Soul Cages. Released on Jan. 21, 1991, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on April 8, 1991.
The album, Sting's second solo studio effort spawned singles "All This Time" (#5 on the Billboard Hot 100), "Mad About You", "Why Should I Cry for You" and "The Soul Cages" with the title track winning Sting his first solo work Grammy award in 1992.The release went to #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #1 on the UK Albums chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum album sales award
- In Good to VG condition
- Award made in 1991
- Presented to radio industry executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- "R hologram" awards were made from from 1990-1997
- Great collectors item for any Sting fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum award for the Sting's The Soul Cages album. The award was produced in 1991 making it approx. 30 years old. It is presented to radio industry executive Dave Robbins.
The award is all original and in Good to VG with some minor partial frame cover separation. The backing paper is original with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com