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Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold album award for Tears For Fears album Songs From The Big Chair, which was released on  Mar. 11, 1985 and by May 16, 1985 was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold. This award celebrates the very first success for this classic 80s album.

Tears For Fears found widespread success with this, their debut album. Strong airplay of singles "Shout", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Head over Heels", and "I Believe" drove the album to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #2 in the UK, and onto charts in many other markets around the world. By 1995 the album was certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for five million sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album Award 
  • First presentation award from 1986
  • Presented to artist manager
  • In VG condition 
  • All original with manufacturer sticker
  • Known as a "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-89
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Tears For Fears 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 1986 when this "flower hologram" style of RIAA award was made (1986-89). That makes this award approx. 38 years old. It is presented to Art Robbins, who managed Tears For Fears, Billy Squier and other high profile artists. This award was acquired directly from family of the recipient.

The award is in VG condition with only very minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. The award has its' original 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: 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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