RIAA Gold 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 Gold on July 6, 1989 for 500,000 copies sold. Remember Jani Layne (1964-2011) with this award.
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. By 1990 it was certified 2x Multi-Platinum for two million copies sold. See the image above for all the RIAA certifications of this release.*
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- RIAA Gold Album award
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1990
- Presentation to radio industry executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Great collectors item for Warrant fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold Album award that would have been manufactured in 1990 making it 33 years old. The award is presented to Kevin Flynn, an on-air personality and radio executive.
The award is in VG condition with only minor wear on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglass. All original with Ill Eagle manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com