RIAA Gold album award for Winger's debut eponymous album, which was released on Aug. 10, 1988. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on Jan. 27, 1989 for 500,000 copies sold.
"Seventeen" and "Headed for a Heartbreak" powered the album to #21 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and significant airplay on radio and MTV. By a bit later in 1989 the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
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- RIAA "flower hologram" Gold album award with LP and cassette
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from around 1989
- Presentation to music promoter Bruce Moser
- All original components unaltered
- Award measures approx.17" x 24"
- Celebrates Winger's first major success
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1989 when this style of RIAA award was made. That makes this award approx. 30 years old.
This award appears to be in original condition, i.e. unaltered components including back. Only the sticker is missing but sticker residue in correct spot (clearly is a Creative Glassics made award). This award is in excellent condition, with only a very, very minor mar or two on the frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.