Early 1980s Sire and Geffen Records award for Madonna singles "Like A Virgin" "Into The Groove" (extended mix) and "Crazy For You". These three tracks were Madonna's first three RIAA Gold singles, being certified on Jan 10, July 16 and July 30, 1985 respectively. (Note: This is not a RIAA award)
The tracks all lit up the charts worldwide and also helped ignite Madonna's career with "Like A Virgin" and "Crazy For You" from the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan (in which Madonna also starred) becoming her first two #1's on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. "Crazy For You" was on the film soundtrack for 1984's Vision Quest and Geffen Records had the contract to do the soundtrack for the film, which is why it was released by Geffen and not Madonna's label at the time Sire Records. See image for RIAA sales certifications of these three singles*.
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- Sire and Geffen Records label award for Madonna's first three Gold singles
- In VG condition
- Dates that these singles went Gold dates this award to 1985
- Presented to record industry executive
- Award measures 23" x 20"
- Great early career collectors item for any Madonna fan
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Detailed Item Description: This combo Sire and Geffen Records award would have been made in 1985 based on the Gold certification of the singles, making it 23 years old. It is presented to Mike Smith, who was a label executive mostly associated with Atlantic Records in his later career.
The award is in VG condition with only minor scratches and mars on the plexiglass and frame. It is unclear what company made the award since there is no manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com