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Wilson Phillips debut RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum album award for Wilson Phillips debut album, which was released on March 12, 1990 and by July 10, 1990 was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

The group, composed of Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson (daughters of Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys) and Chynna Phillips (daughter of John and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas) hit gold and more with their debut. Singles "Hold On" "Release Me" and "You're In Love" all hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while the album peaked at #2 on the Top 200 Albums chart.  By April of 1991 the album had been certified 5x Multi-Platinum. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 
 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album award with all proper components for the era: Platinum record, cassette and CD.
  • In VG condition with a few very minor scratches on frame
  • First presentation award from 1990
  • Presented to a radio executive
  • Has been rebacked 
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Wilson Phillips 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 shortly after the certification date in 1990, making it approximately 30 years old. The award is presented to Tobi Gerson, who was at the time a radio executive at WAPW Power99 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The award is in VG unaltered condition with only a few minor scratches on the frame. This award has been rebacked but all other visible components appear original.

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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: Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com