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Cyndi Lauper She's So Unusual RIAA Platinum LP Award

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RIAA Platinum LP award for the Cyndi Lauper's debut album She's So Unusual. Released on October 14, 1983, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 7, 1984 for one million copies sold.

A huge success that ushered Lauper into pop stardom, the album landed four singles into the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart "Girls Just Want To Have Fun", "All Through The Night", "She Bop" and "Time After Time" 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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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum frame, platinum disc and platinum info plate
  • In Good to VG condition with frame wear and has been rebacked
  • First presentation award from 1984
  • Presented to a music industry promotions person/artist manager
  • Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were typically only made from 1975-81 but also by newly named award maker Fitzgerald Hartley from 1981-85
  • RIAA floater awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
  • Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
  • Beautiful collectors item 
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1984. That makes this award approximately 36 years old. The award is presented to Michael J. Lembo/Funzalo Music Ltd. Among much other activity in the industry, Lembo has served as manager of artist/songwriter Jules Shear, who wrote "All Through The Night" and co-wrote "I'll Kiss You", both on the album. 

The award is in Good to VG condition with all components appearing original for a Fitzgerald Hartley "floater" style award. It has fairly significant frame wear and some mottling of the label on the platinum disc. The matte, album mini and plate are in VG condition. The backing paper has been replaced.

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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