RIAA Gold album award for the Bangles album Different Light album, which was released on Jan. 10, 1986. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 10, 1986 for 500,000 copies sold.
Kicked off by the Prince-penned "Manic Monday", the album was an immediate success. Other hits followed including "If She Knew What She Wants", "Walk Like an Egyptian" and "Walking Down Your Street". The album topped out at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #3 in the UK while also scoring chart positions in many other world markets. By 1994 the album had gone 3x Multi-Platinum for three million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold award with LP and cassette
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1986
- Presentation to radio industry executive
- All original with manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a RIAA "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-1989
- Awesome collector's item for any Bangles fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1986, the first issued for this quite successful album. The award is approx. 36 years old and is presented to radio industry executive Casey Keating of WPLZ.
This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on frame and plexiglass. It has its original backing paper with manufacturer's sticker from Fitzgerald Hartley.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com