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Billy Idol Charmed Life RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum Award for Billy Idol album Charmed Life. Released on April 23, 1990 it was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Oct. 2, 1990 for one million copies sold. 

Idol's fourth album contained the singles "Cradle of Love", which appeared as part of the soundtrack of The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Its music video won the 1990 MTV Video Music Award for "Best Video From A Film". A cover of The Doors "L.A, Woman" also gained some airplay. The album reached #11 on the Billboard 200 charts and top chart spots in many other countries including the UK, Canada, Germany, and others. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum award
  • In VG to Excellent condition 
  • First presentation award from 1990
  • Presented to radio station executive
  • All original with manufacturer sticker 
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
  • Award measures 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Billy Idol fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1990 making it 32 years old. The award is presented to Bruce Stevens of WBBQ, an Augusta, GA radio station.

The award is in VG to Excellent condition with minor frame wear and a few mars on the plexiglass This award is all original with Ill Eagle 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.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com