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Barry Manilow Barry RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold LP award for Barry Manilow album Barry. Released on Nov. 19, 1980 it was certified Gold by the RIAA on Feb. 4, 1981 for for 500,000 copies sold. 

Manilow's seventh studio album produced the hit "I Made It Through the Rain", which reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "Lonely Together" charted in the top 10 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The album peaked at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Album rundown, and charted in Australia and the UK as well. On the same date as it went Gold in 1981, the album was certified Platinum for one million copies sold. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album award
  • In Good to VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1981
  • Presented to artist manager
  • All original including backing paper
  • Known as a RIAA "floater" award, they were made from 1975-81
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Barry Manilow fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold Album award that would have been manufactured in 1981, making it approx. 43 years old. It is presented to Arthur Robbins, who managed Billy Squier, Tears For Fears and other high profile artists. This award was acquired directly from family of the recipient.

The award is in Good to VG condition considering its' age with some tarnishing of the gold disc, and typical mars on the plexiglass and frame. The award has its original backing paper and while the manufacturer sticker is missing, there is adhesive residue in the size, shape and location of a Creative Glassics 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: 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:

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