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Whitesnake (1987) RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum Album award for Whitesnake's eponymous album. Released on Mar. 23, 1987, it was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold on July 1, 1987.

Singles from the album included "Still of the Night", "Here I Go Again '87", "Is This Love", "Give Me All Your Love ('88 Mix)", and"Crying in the Rain '87". "Here I Go Again" became the group's best-selling single, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the album went to #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart for eight weeks. The album reached top 10 chart positions in many other world markets as well. By Feb 1995 the album had been certified 8x Multi-Platinum for eight million sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album award
  • In VG condition
  • Award made in 1987
  • Presented to record industry executive
  • Original back with manufacturer sticker
  • Award measures 17" x 21"
  • Letter of provenance included
  • RIAA "flower hologram" awards were made from from 1986-1989
  • Great collectors item for any fan of Whitesnake
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum Album "flower hologram" award made in 1987 making it approx. 35 years old. It is presented to Ric Aliberte, a Boston area promotion exec who worked with RCA, Elektra/Asylum and also Aucoin Management (KISS).

The award is in VG condition with some frame wear and mars on plexiglass, some degradation on the edges of the RIAA logo (see image), and the backing paper has spots and minor damage. The award does have its' original Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker on its' back.

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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