RIAA Gold LP award for Ashford & Simpson's album Solid. Released in 1984, the album was certified Gold on March 7, 1985 for 500,000 copies sold.
In addition to the songwriting and performing duo's biggest hit as performers, "Solid" which peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the album also spawned two other singles "Outta The World", and "Babies". The album went to #1 on the Billboard Top R&B albums chart, #29 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album peaked at #12 on Billboard's Top Pop Albums chart.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with all proper components for the 1986-89 "flower hologram" era: Gold frame, gold disc, gold cassette and gold info plate
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1985
- Presentation to recording studio
- Original backing paper
- Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any Ashford & Simpson fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold flower hologram award made in 1985 making it 36 years old. It is presented to Right Track Recording in NYC, one of the studios at which the album was recorded.
The award is in VG condition with only a very few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It has its' original backing paper and while the sticker is missing, sticker residue is in the location, size and shape of a Creative Glassics sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com