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Def Leppard Hysteria RIAA 10x Multi-Platinum LP Award

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RIAA 10x Multi-Platinum LP award for Def Leppard's Hysteria album, which was released on August 3, 1987. This award celebrates that by May 9, 1990 the release was certified 10x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. 

Def Leppard's mega seller Hysteria was fueled by no less than seven hit singles including "Animal", "Women", "Pour Some Sugar On Me", "Hysteria", "Armageddon It", "Love Bites" and "Rocket." The album went to #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and UK Album charts. By 1998 the album had been certified 12x Multi-Platinum, making it a rare RIAA Diamond seller. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 10x Multi-Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum record, cassette and CD.
  • In Excellent condition with a few very minor mars on frame and plexiglas
  • First presentation award from 1990
  • Presented to Polygram Records
  • Appears to be an original backing paper although manufacturer's sticker is missing
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 29.5"
  • Great collectors item for any Def Leppard fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 10x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured shortly after the certification date in 1990, making it approximately 30 years old. The award is presented to Polygram Records.

The award is in Excellent condition with only a few minor scratches on the frame and mars on the plexiglas and all internals appear original. While the backing paper appears original, the manufacturer sticker is missing.

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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: 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: