RIAA Platinum album award for Tiffany's eponymous debut album. The album was released on June 29, 1987. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on December 3, 1987 for 1 million copies sold.
Tiffany hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with her debut Tiffany before she hit the age of 17. Her cover of the Tommy James and the Shondells song "I Think We're Alone Now" went to #1 on the Hot 100 with second single "Could've Been" also notching the top spot on the chart. By Spring of 1988 the album was certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "flower hologram" Platinum album award with LP and cassette
- In Good to VG condition
- First presentation award from 1988
- Presentation to radio industry executive
- All original with manufacturer's sticker on rear
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collector's item for any Tiffany or 80s music fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1988 when this style of RIAA award was made ("flower RIAA hologram"). That makes this award approx. 32 years old. It is presented to Kevin Morton, who was an executive with radio station WAZY in Indiana.
This award appears to be in original condition, i.e. unaltered components including an original back with Dejay Products manufacturer's sticker. This award is in Good to VG condition, with small chips out of two corners of the frame (see images) and some minor mars to the plexiglas.
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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