RIAA Platinum LP award for the KISS album Lick It Up. It was released on Sept. 23, 1983 and certified Gold by the RIAA on Dec. 22, 1983 for 500,000 copies sold.
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 #24 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #7 in the U.K. and charted all over the world. By 1990 the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold LP "strip plate" award
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1984
- Presented to studio at which the album was recorded
- Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1981-85
- Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
- Rare and excellent collectors item for any KISS fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1984 making it about 37 years old. The award is presented to Right Track Studio in NYC, at which the album was recorded.
The award is in VG condition. The frame has some typical scratches and mars and the record has a very slight mar on the left side of the label. The award has been rebacked, as we have seen from most awards from this particular studio, but all the internals all appear original. The presentation plate design would indicate it is a New York Frame & Picture Co.-made award. Great chance to get a vintage KISS award since they rarely come on the market.
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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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com