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Hot Chocolate "Every 1's A Winner" RIAA Gold Single Award

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RIAA Gold 45 award for Hot Chocolate hit "Every 1's A Winner", which was released in April 1978. The 45 rpm single was certified Gold by the RIAA on Feb. 2, 1979 for one million copies sold.

From the U.K. group's fourth album also entitled Every 1's A Winner, the track reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It reached the #12 in the UK and charted in several other world markets as well. It became the group's second highest charting single in the U.S. after "You Sexy Thing" from their second self-titled album.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold 45 award 
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1979
  • Presented to record industry executive
  • All original with manufacturer sticker
  • Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981. RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
  • Award measures 13" x 17"
  • Great collectors item for any fan of Hot Chocolate
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1979 since this "floater" style award was produced from 1975-81 and the recording was certified Gold in 1979. That makes this award approximately 41 years old. The award is presented to Bud O'Shea, who was in record promotion at Capitol, RCA and CBS along with other roles.

This award is in VG condition with some typical wear on the frame and mars on the plexiglass. It has its original backing paper with minor tears and 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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