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Nick Gilder "Hot Child In The City" RIAA Single Award

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RIAA Gold Single award for Nick Gilder's "Hot Child In The City", which was released on June 12, 1978 and certified Gold by the RIAA on Sept. 29, 1978 for 500,000 copies sold.

The track went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also in Canada in 1978. It is from the English-Canadian's album City Nights and was actually his second #1 Canadian single, that being "Roxy Roller" which he recorded as lead singer of the group Sweeney Todd. Gilder won two Juno Awards in 1979 for "Single Of The Year" and "Most Promising Male Vocalist Of The Year." Gilder went on to release more material and also wrote tracks for Pat Benatar, Scandal ft. Patty Smyth, Joe Cocker and others. By 1979 the single was certified Platinum by the RIAA for 1 million sold.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Single award with all proper components for the era: Gold colored frame, gold disc and gold presentation plate
  • In VG with a few minor scratches on frame and minor matte fading
  • First presentation award from 1978
  • Presented to radio and promotion publication executive
  • Has been rebacked but is otherwise original
  • Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981
  • RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
  • Award measures 13" x 17"
  • Fantastic collector's item 
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1979 making the award 40 years old. It is presented to Kal Rudman, who ran Friday Morning Quarterback, a radio and record promotion record industry publication.

The award is in Very Good condition with original internals. The frame has some expected wear and the matte has minor fading. The backing paper has been changed.  

Interested in knowing more about RIAA awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Read our article 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