Record label award for the Cyndi Lauper's debut "platinum" album She's So Unusual and "gold" single for "Girls Just Want To Have Fun." Released on October 14, 1983, the album was indeed certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 7, 1984 for one million copies sold, while the single went Gold on April 2, 1984. Note: This is not a RIAA award.
A huge success that ushered Lauper into pop stardom, the album landed four singles into the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart including "Girls Just Want To Have Fun", "All Through The Night", "She Bop" and "Time After Time", the latter of which went to #1. It was the first album by a female artist to ever have four singles in the top 5 of the chart. The album itself peaked at #4 on the Top 200 Albums chart and #1 in Canada. The release also earned Lauper two Grammy awards and by 1997 had reached 6x Multi-Platinum status. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- Record label "platinum" LP/"gold" single award with artwork and colorful design including pink "paint spatter" matte and purple frame
- Presentation plate with note and printed Cyndi Lauper signature
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Estimated to have been made in 1984
- Presented to a radio industry executive
- Original backing paper
- Award measures 19" x 25"
- Fantastic and genuine 80's collectors item for any Cyndi Lauper fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a colorful and unique record label award that would have been manufactured in 1984, making it approximately 37 years old. The note on the presentation plate pokes fun at the usual messages, saying: "Thanks! You couldn't have done it without me!" with a printed Cyndi Lauper autograph. It is presented to a radio industry executive whose name has been obscured in the photos for privacy. A letter of provenance from this executive will be provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the plexiglass. While the manufacturer label is missing, there is an adhesive residue spot on the location and size of a Creative Glassics sticker, who made these awards (along with RIAA awards during this time period), so the backing paper appears to be original.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage record 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com