Rolling Stones Platinum RIAA Presentation Record: Provenance Ric Aliberte Collection. As stated on the presentation plaque this award was presented directly to Ric Aliberte, for his work achieving the Platinum success of the album. The record has remained in his possession and collection until this time.
Condition: The inner backboard has mold staining. Water stains on the back.
About the Album: Steel Wheels is the 19th British (and 21st American) studio album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones. Released on 29 August 1989, it was the final album of new material that the band would record for Columbia Records. Steel Wheels was a hit, reaching multi-platinum status in the United States, Top 5 status in numerous markets around the world, and spawning two hit singles: "Mixed Emotions", which peaked at No. 1 in Canada and No. 5 in the United States, and "Rock and a Hard Place", the band’s last Top-40 hit in the US.
From the RIAA website: RIAAs historic Gold & Platinum Program defines success in the recorded music industry. Originally conceived to honor artists and track sound recording sales, Gold & Platinum Awards have come to stand as a benchmark of success for any artist whether they’ve just released their first song or Greatest Hits album. In the eighties, the development of CDs increased music sales once again and popular music went Platinum more than once. So we developed the multi-Platinum Award.
About the Awards : The Gold & Platinum Awards have been a pinnacle of success in the music industry since 1958. The awards below are earned by artists who have met rigorous standards, and recipients join the ranks of the most iconic recording artists. RIAA Gold and Platinum Certifications : Units and Date Established ; Gold 500,000 1958 ; Platinum 1,000,000 1976 ; Multi-Platinum 2,000,000 (in increments of 1,000,000 thereafter) 1984.
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