RIAA Gold LP award for Eddy Grant's Killer On The Rampage album, which was released in 1982. It was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on Aug. 29, 1983.
The album's success was fueled by the global hit "Electric Avenue", which reached #2 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and UK singles charts. The track landed on many other world charts as well and was nominated for a Grammy award for Best R&B Song of 1983, losing to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean". Other hits from the release included "I Don't Wanna Dance", which went to #1 in the UK, and "War Party".
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- RIAA Gold LP award with all proper components for the late RIAA "strip plate" era with gold disc and gold strip info plate
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1983
- Presentation to record executive
- Backing paper is original with original manufacturer's sticker present
- Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1981-85
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Eddy Grant fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1983 making it approx. 38 years old. It is a RIAA "strip plate" award presented to Ron McCarrell who was then VP of marketing for Epic/Portrait/CBS Associated.
This award is a first presentation award in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. Its backing paper may or may not be original, and its Dejay Products manufacturer sticker is not original. While it was acquired with that sticker, it was likely made by Starship Picture Framing Co. given the presence of their unusual strip plate design that included the Portrait label logo. For more details see our article on RIAA floater awards here.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com