RIAA Platinum Album award for The Black Crowes' Shake Your Money Maker album. Released on Jan. 30, 1990, the album was certified Platinum® on Jan. 8, 1991 for 1 million copies sold.
The release rose to #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, fueled by driven by a pair of Mainstream Rock Tracks chart #1s -- "Hard To Handle" and "She Talks To Angels". The album, which went on to be certified 5x Multi-Platinum by 1995, launched the group's career, a multi-album/tour trajectory that included recording a live project with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, among other highlights. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum album award with all proper components for the era: "R hologram" RIAA logo, CD and cassette and presentation plate
- In VG condition with some minor scratches on frame and plexiglas
- First presentation award from 1991
- Presentation to radio station
- Looks to be an original, unaltered award including original back with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Great collectors item for fan of The Black Crowes
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1991 making this award 28 years old. The award is presented to Cheyenne, Wyoming radio station KAZY.
All components appear original and unaltered with original Dejay Products manufacturer sticker present. The award is in VG condition for a 28 year old award, with only some minor scratches on the frame and plexiglas. See images for condition details but this is a great looking award with album artwork.
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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.