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TLC "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" RIAA Platinum 12" Single Award

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RIAA Platinum 12" Maxi-single Cassingle award for TLC track "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg". The track was released on Jan. 17, 1992 and by May 15 was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold. 

This was TLC's debut hit single, and the one that started it all for the group that helped define 90s hip hop. Penned by Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (1971-2002) along with producer Dallas Austin, the track reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. It also garnered a Grammy nomination. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this track*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Maxi Single award with Platinum 12" record, "cassingle" and CD
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1992
  • Original back although manufacturer's sticker has fallen off
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any TLC fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum maxi single award that would have been manufactured in 1992, making it approximately 29 years old. The award is presented to Mindy Burton. It is not known what role she played in the production or promotion of the release.

The award is in VG condition with only a few minor mars on the frame and one small minor mar on the lower part of the matte (see image). While its original manufacturer sticker has fallen off, the size and shape of adhesive residue would indicate it was likely made by Ill-Eagle Enterprises.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

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.

Finally, a word on photos: Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

*RIAA sales data source:

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