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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 'Album' (1983) RIAA Gold LP Award

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RIAA Gold LP award for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Album, which was released in July 1983. It was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on Aug. 23, 1983.

The album, Jett's third studio release, produced two singles including "Fake Friends" which reached #35 on Billboard Hot 100, and "Everyday People" which peaked at #37. The album reached #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album also charted in Australia, Canada, Norway and Sweden

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold LP award with all proper components for the RIAA "strip plate" era with gold disc and gold strip info plate
  • In VG condition with wear on frame and minor mars on plexiglas
  • First presentation award from 1983
  • Presentation to CBS International Records
  • Has been rebacked
  • Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1981-85
  • Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
  • Great collectors item for any Joan Jett 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 1983 making it approx. 38 years old. It is a RIAA "strip plate" award presented to CBS International.

This award is a first presentation award in VG condition for a 38-year-old piece. It has some fairly significant wear on the frame and some fading of the matte and mars on the plexiglass. This award has been rebacked. The presentation plate design would indicate it is a Creative Glassics-made award.

Interested in knowing more about RIAA awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Read our article here.

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. 

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