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Foreigner "Hot Blooded" RIAA Gold Single Award

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IAA Gold 45 award for Foreigner's "Hot Blooded", which was released in June 1978. The 45 rpm single was certified Gold by the RIAA on Sept. 12, 1978 for 500,000 copies sold.

The track appeared on Foreigner's second album, Double Vision, and went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single would eventually end up being certified Platinum on Mar. 30, 2012. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this single*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold 45 award with all proper components for the era: Gold frame, gold disc and gold info plate
  • First presentation award from 1978
  • Presented to radio industry executive
  • In VG condition
  • Has been rebacked
  • 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"
  • Great collector's item for any Foreigner fan 
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1978. That makes this award approximately 44 years old. It is presented to radio industry executive Charlie Lake, who was National Program Director for Charter Communicaitons in 1978. 

The award is in VG condition, with only some typical scratches and mars on the frame and a slightly faded matte. It has been rebacked. 

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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:

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