RIAA Gold LP award for Living Colour album Vivid. Released on May 2, 1988, the album was certified Gold for 500,000 copies sold on Feb. 14, 1989.
The release included the blistering hit that broke the group worldwide: "Cult Of Personality" which rose to #13 on Billboard Hot 100 won a Grammy award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1989. The album itself peaked at #6 on the Top 200 Albums chart. Lesser-known facts are that Chuck D, Flavor Flav and Mick Jagger all appeared on the album, with Jagger having produced a pair of tracks as well. By the end of 1988 the album had been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA Gold Album award
- In Excellent condition
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- First presentation award from 1989
- Presented to music industry executive
- Known as a "flower hologram" award they were made from 1986-1989
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Living Colour fan
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Detailed Item Description:
This is an original first presentation RIAA Gold Album award from 1989, making it about 34 years old. The award is presented to Harvey Leeds, who worked at Live Nation, among other music industry companies and in artist management.
It is in Excellent condition and only a very few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It also has its' original Creative Glassics manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com