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Billy Ocean "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)" Jive label award

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Billy Ocean "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)" Jive Records label "gold" single award. This track was released in 1984 and while this is not a RIAA award, the track was in fact certified Gold by the RIAA on Oct. 31, 1984 for 500,000 copies sold. Note: This is not a RIAA award.

The single went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also went to #6 on the UK Singles Chart and was actually re-recorded for different music markets around the world as "European Queen" and "African Queen". The track also won Ocean a Grammy award in 1985 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, making him the first British artist to win the category. The track also became the first #1 record for the fledgling new Jive Records label, as the award presentation plate notes. (Jive would go on to massive success with Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Britney Spears and others). 

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Item Highlights:

  • Jive Records label "gold" single 45 award with gold colored frame, gold disc and gold presentation plate
  • In Good to VG condition with a minor mars on frame and plexiglass
  • Award dates from 1984
  • Presented to record label executive 
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
  • Great collector's item for any Billy Ocean fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a label award that would have been manufactured in 1984 making it 37 years old. It is presented to former record label executive Chris Tobey.

The award is in Good to VG condition with all original components although it has been rebacked. It is not known what company manufactured the award. It has some typical minor scratches and finish loss on the frame but the internals including the gold 45 are bright and shiny.  

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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