RIAA Gold album award for Nicolette Larson album Nicolette. Released on Sept. 29, 1978, the album was quickly certified Gold by the RIAA on Feb. 27, 1979 for 500,000 copies sold. Remember Nicolette Larson (1952-1997) with this award.
Emerging in the 1970s after singing background vocals on Neil Young albums, Larson covered the Young-penned "Lotta Love" and it became her debut hit single. The track reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and #8 on the Hot 100. Interesting trivia about this album is that it was produced by Ted Templeman, best known for his work with Van Halen and, in fact, Eddie Van Halen actually played guitar (uncredited) on the track "Can't Get Away From You". The album topped the charts in Canada and helped launch Larson's career there and in the U.S.
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- RIAA "floater" Gold LP award
- First presentation award from 1979
- Presented to Warner Bros. Records
- In VG condition with original backing paper
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- 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
- Great collectors item for any Nicolette Larson fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award from 1979. That makes this award approx. 43 years old. It is presented to Warner Bros. Records.
It is VG condition with only typical frame wear. Its' backing paper is original and while the manufacturer sticker is missing, there is adhesive residue in the size, shape and location consistent with a New York Frame & Picture Co. sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com