RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album award for Warrant album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. This was the group's debut album, released on Jan. 27, 1989. It was certified 2x Multi-Platinum on Jan. 17, 1990 for two million copies sold.
The album peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with hits "Heaven" (#2), "Down Boys" (#27) and "Sometimes She Cries" (#20). It also did well in numerous other world markets, especially in Australia and Canada. See the image above for all the RIAA certifications of this release.* Remember Jani Layne (1964-2011) with this hard-to-find award.
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- RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1990
- Presentation to music industry executive
- All original with manufacturers sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Award measures approx. 17" x 24"
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Great collectors item for Warrant fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1990 making it 32 years old. The award is presented to Jerry Blair, a record executive who held roles at CBS, Chrysalis, and Columbia Records.
Blair played a key role in the success of artists including Warrant, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith and many others. The award is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Blair's son, who later took possession of his father's awards and memorabilia (see image of letter, son's name is redacted on image, buyer will receive unredacted copy).
This award is all original with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker. The award is in VG condition with only minor wear on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglass.
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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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com