mbia Records label award for Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA album. This award celebrates 20 million copies sold. Released on June 1, 1984 the album has been certified 17x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for 17 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. (Note: This is not an RIAA award). On a worldwide basis, the album is estimated to have sold over 30 million copies.
A huge success by any standard, it topped the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, along with the Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, charts and was in the top 10 in many other markets worldwide. Classic hits that received extensive radio and MTV play included the title track, "Glory Days", "Cover Me", "I'm On Fire" and "Dancin'In The Dark". This award includes an autopen autograph of Springsteen across the record label. Note the autograph is not original but makes for a nice touch.
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- 20 million sold Columbia Records award with "platinum" disc, info plate, CD, album miniature and overprint autopen autograph on record label
- In VG condition
- Estimated to be from the late 80s/early 90s based on manufacturer
- Presented to radio industry executive
- Original backing paper with manufacturer label
- Award measures 20" x 24"
- Great collectors item for any Bruce Springsteen fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This Columbia Records 20 million sold award is estimated to be from the late 80s/early 90s. It is presented to Mark St. John of WAVA radio, a Washington, D.C. station.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It has its' original backing paper with Creative Glassics manufacturer stickers. Creative Glassics also made RIAA awards during the 80s/90s time period.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com