RIAA Gold Album Award for Marvin Gaye album The Very Best Of Marvin Gaye. Released on July 17, 2001, the release was certified Gold by the RIAA on Feb. 21, 2003 for 500,000 copies sold.
The album featured signature Marvin Gaye tracks like "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "What's Going On" "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" and "Sexual Healing" along with numerous other gems from his prolific career that was so tragically cut short upon his passing in 1984. The album also did well in numerous international markets including Canada, the U.K. and France.
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge Photos
- RIAA Gold Album award with CDs and album artwork portrait of Marvin Gaye
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 2003
- Unopened back with manufacturer's sticker indicating a completely original award
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Marvin Gaye fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2003 making it approximately 17 years old. This award is presented to Andy McKaie who is an accomplished compilation producer and record executive.
The award is all original with unopened backing paper, Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. It is in VG to Excellent condition, with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass.
Interested in knowing more about RIAA awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Subscribe to our free bi-weekly newsletter and get our 55-page MusicGoldmine RIAA and Record Award Guide free plus a 15% discount code here.
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.
*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com