CRIA Gold Album award for KISS album Lick It Up. Released on Sept. 22, 1983, it was certified Gold by the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) on Feb. 1, 1984 for 50,000 sold, which this award celebrates.
This was the group's first album on which they appeared on the cover without make up. The title track "Lick It Up" and "All Hell's Breakin' Loose" were released as singles and the album hit #46 on the Canadian chart, #24 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, and other charts around the world. By 1990 the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million sold. See image above for CRIA sales certification of this album*.
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- CRIA Gold album award
- In VG condition
- First presentation award dated January 1984
- Presented to album producer
- Award measures approx. 16.25" x 20"
- Great collectors item for any KISS fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a CRIA Gold award that was manufactured in 1984, making it approx. 39 years old. The award is presented to the late Michael James Jackson, who produced this KISS album and who also worked with Red Rider, Armored Saint, L.A. Guns, Hurricane, and Pablo Cruise.
This award is in VG condition with only a very minor scratch or two on its metal frame. It has its' manufacturer sticker on the back also.
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*CRIA sales data source: musiccanada.com