RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum album award for Tina Turner's Private Dancer album. The album, which was released on May 23, 1984, was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Feb. 5, 1985 for three million copies sold. Hard to find early solo Tina Turner award.
Turner's major seller as a solo artist contained the hits "What's Love Got To Do With It", which became a global #1 in many countries including on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, "Let's Stay Together", "Better Be Good To Me" and the title track. The album reached #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, #1 in Canada and #2 in the UK, also charting very well in many other countries. It also won four awards at the Grammy awards in 1985. By 1987 the album would be certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA "strip plate" 3x Multi-Platinum award with LP, cassette and chrome frame
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1985
- Presentation to music industry retailer
- All original components unaltered with original backing paper and manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1981-85
- Awesome collector's item for any Tina Turner fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum album award that would have been manufactured in 1985, making this award approx. 36 years old. The award is a lesser-seen RIAA Multi-Platinum "strip plate" style award made only between 1982-85. It is presented to music industry retailer Vinyl Vendors.
This award is completely original and in VG to Excellent condition complete with Creative Glassics manufacturer's sticker on its backing paper.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com