Bon Jovi RIAA Gold album award for their debut album Bon Jovi, which was released on January 21, 1984. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on Feb. 4, 1986 for 500,000 copies sold.
This is the very first RIAA award for the album that started it all for Bon Jovi. Driven by the success of their first hit single "Runaway", the album topped out at #43 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. By Spring 1987 the album had gone Platinum and set the stage for a lifelong career for Jon Bon Jovi and crew.
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- RIAA "flower hologram" Gold award with LP and cassette
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1986
- Presentation to music executive
- All original components unaltered with original back paper and manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 17" x 24"
- Awesome collector's item for any Bon Jovi fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1986 when this style of RIAA award was made. That makes this award approx. 33 years old. It is presented to record label executive Karen Dumont, who worked with Bon Jovi, Motley Crue and others.
This award appears to be in completely original condition, i.e. unaltered components including back with manufacturer's sticker from Creative Glassics. This award is in very good to excellent condition, with only a minor mar or two on the frame, a small chip on the bottom corner at the back edge (see image) and some minor mars on the plexiglas.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com