RIAA Platinum Album award for Eurythmics album Be Yourself Tonight. Released on April 29, 1985, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on Sept. 13, 1985.
The album produced several hits including "Would I Lie To You?", "It's Alright (Baby's Comin' Back)", "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)",and "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves". The latter was a duet with Aretha Franklin and the album also included guest appearances from Elvis Costello and Stevie Wonder. It reached #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, #3 on the UK, #1 in Australia and scored many other chart positions worldwide. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum Album award
- In VG condition
- Award made in 1985
- Presented to record executive/former Zombies guitarist
- Has original backing paper and manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a RIAA "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-1989
- Great collectors item for any Eurythmics fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum album award made in 1985 making it 37 years old. The award is presented to A&R executive and original Zombies guitarist Paul Atkinson (1946-2004). Atkinson was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 as a member of the Zombies and in addition to Eurythmics also worked with Elton John, ABBA, Bruce Hornsby, Judas Priest and others.
The award is in VG condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. The backing paper is original with late-period New York Frame & Picture Co. label.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com