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Jonathan Butler debut RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold Album award for the debut self-titled album from Jonathan Butler. Released on May 11, 1987, the album went Gold for 500,000 copies sold on Mar. 25, 1988.

The debut for the South African singer and guitarist featured the single "Lies", which went to #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #18 on the UK Singles Chart. A second single from the album was "Overflowing". The album reached #50 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #12 on the UK chart. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album sales award
  • In Excellent condition
  • Award made in 1988
  • Presented to VH1
  • All original  with manufacturer sticker 
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a RIAA "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-89
  • Great collectors item for any Jonathan Butler fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Gold album award made in 1988, making it about 35 years old. It is presented to VH1. 

The award is in Excellent condition with only very minor mars on frame. It is all original with Creative Glassics label.

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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.

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