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Whitney Houston debut RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album award for the debut album from Whitney Houston. Released on Feb. 21, 1985, the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum for two million copies sold on Nov. 1, 1985. Remember Whitney Houston (1963-2012) with this award.

Houston's breakthrough first album produced three #1 Billboard Hot 100 singles including "Saving All My Love for You", "How Will I Know" and "Greatest Love of All" (a cover of the George Benson tune). This made Houston the first female artist to achieve three #1s on an album. The album itself also hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and UK Albums charts, along with the top spot on many other world music markets. It also picked up a Grammy nomination in 1987. By mid 1999 the album had been certified 13x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA making it onto the elite list of RIAA Diamond sales award winners. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award 
  • All original award from 1985-86
  • In Excellent condition 
  • Presented to record promotion executive
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Known as a "flower hologram" award they were made from 1986-1989
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Whitney Houston fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: 

This RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award was made in 1985-86, making it 38-39 years old. It is presented to Sean Coakley, an independent record promoter who worked with many record labels and who had also worked for ATCO/Atlantic and Arista Records. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image).

The award is in Excellent condition with only a very, very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It also has its' original Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker.

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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: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

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