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Elvis Presley "Burning Love" RIAA Gold 45 Single Award

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RIAA Gold 45 award for Elvis Presley single "Burning Love", which was released on Aug. 19, 1972. The 45 rpm single was certified Gold by the RIAA on Oct. 27, 1972 for 500,000 copies sold and remained at Gold certification until 1992.

The track became Presley's most successful single in the U.S. since "Suspicious Minds" in 1969 and also his last Top 10 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, rising to #2. The single would end up being certified Platinum (at that time meaning 2 million sold) on Mar. 27, 1992. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this single*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold 45 single award 
  • In VG condition
  • Award from sometime in the 1975-81 timeframe
  • Presented to RCA Records
  • All original with manufacturer sticker
  • Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981
  • RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
  • Award measures 13" x 17"
  • Beautiful and rare collector's item for any Elvis fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award was made sometime between 1975-81, making it about 40-45 years old. It is presented to RCA Records. 

The award is in VG condition with minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. Its' backing paper is original complete with New York Frame & Picture Co. sticker. 

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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

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