RIAA Platinum album award for Tom Petty's Into The Great Wide Open album, which was released on July 2, 1991. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Oct. 16, 1991 for 1 million copies sold, which this award celebrates.
Produced by Petty and ELO's Jeff Lynne, the album went to #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #3 on the UK Albums chart. The single "Learning To Fly" reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks while the title track hit #4 on the Album Rock Tracks chart. The album eventually was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by 2000. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "R hologram" Platinum album award with platinum disc, cassette and CD
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1991
- Presented to former MCA Records Chairman/CEO
- All original with manufacturer's stickers on backing paper
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Tom Petty fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1991 during the period when this "R hologram" style of RIAA award was made (1990-97). That makes this award approx. 29 years old. It is presented to Al Teller, who was MCA Records Chairman/CEO from 1988-95.
This award is all original and in Excellent condition. Award also has its original backing paper with Dejay Products manufacturer stickers.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com