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Duran Duran Notorious RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold album award for Duran Duran's Notorious album, which was released on Nov. 14, 1986. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on Jan. 20, 1987 for 500,000 copies sold.

Produced by Duran Duran and Nile Rodgers, the release contained the hits "Notorious" and "Skin Trade". The album reached #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #16 on the UK Top Albums chart and also featured in the top 20 or higher on many other world charts. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on the same date as it went Gold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold award with LP and cassette
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1987
  • Presentation to record executive
  • Has been rebacked
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a "RIAA flower hologram" award they were made from 1986-89
  • Awesome collector's item for any Duran Duran fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1987, making it approximately 35 years old. It is presented to then Capitol Records marketing executive Jeremy Hammond. 

This award is in VG condition with only minor mars on frame. It has been rebacked and also has real glass installed instead of its orginial plexiglass front. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: 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