Columbia Records label award for Men At Work's debut album Business As Usual and its' singles. Released in April 1982 it brought huge global success to the Australia-based group.
Singles "Down Under", "Who Can It Be Now?" and "Be Good Johnny" all became hits and the album spent 15 weeks at #1 in the U.S., also topping the chart in the U.K., Canada and Australia. This is a label award from Columbia Records presented to Integrity Entertainment to commemorate and thank them for their help in attaining multi-million sales and also to celebrate the success of the album's singles. It's likely the award was made in 1983 given the presentation plate lists that the album had gone quadruple Platinum by April 30, 1983 "and still going strong!" In fact, by 1994 the album was certified 6x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. (Note that this is not a RIAA award).
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- Columbia Records sales award for Men At Work's debut album Business As Usual to celebrate multi-millions in sales (Note: Not a RIAA award)
- Award features unique album art-influenced design and metal presentation plate with Men At Work and Columbia Records logos
- Presented to Integrity Entertainment
- Estimated to have been made in 1983 based on plate information
- In VG condition with original back and manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 18" x 23"
- Great collector's item for any Men At Work fan
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com