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Belinda Carlisle debut RIAA Gold Album Award

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Belinda Carlisle RIAA Gold album award for her debut album. The album, which was released on May 19, 1986, was certified Gold by the RIAA on Nov. 24, 1986 for 500,000 copies sold.

Carlisle released her debut solo album after a successful breakthrough with The GoGos in 1981. "Mad About You" was a hit off the album, rising to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the track topped the Canadian chart. The album itself rose as high as  #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "flower hologram" Gold award with LP and cassette
  • In Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 1986
  • Presentation to music industry executive
  • All original components unaltered with original backing paper and manufacturer's label
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Awesome collector's item for any fan of Belinda Carlisle or The GoGos
  • 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, making this award approx. 33 years old. It is presented to former record promotions executive Steve Meyer.

This award appears to be in completely original condition, i.e. unaltered components including what appears to be an original back with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker. The award's components and frame are in Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglas. 

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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