Pat Benatar Precious Time RIAA Platinum LP Award. Benatar's third studio album was released on July 6, 1981. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Sept. 10, 1981 for 1,000,000 copies sold.
The album included the hits "Fire And Ice" and "Promises In The Dark" and went to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. "Fire And Ice" would also win Benatar a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 1982 awards. It was also her first album to chart in the UK, rising to #30 there. By 1984 the release had been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum color frame, Platinum color record and platinum color info plate
- In VG condition with some typical scratches and wear on the frame and mars on plexiglas
- First presentation award from 1981
- Presented to Chrysalis Records Inc.
- All original including backing paper but manufacturer sticker has fallen off
- 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 approx. 17" x 21"
- Beautiful and rare collectors item for any Pat Benatar fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum LP award that would have been manufactured in 1981, since this "floater" style award was produced from 1975-81 and the album was certified Platinum in '81. That makes this award 39 years old. It is presented to Chrysalis Records, Inc., Benatar's label at the time.
The award is in VG condition, considering its age. The frame and all internal components appear all original and unaltered. The award has its original backing paper with sticker residue in the shape and size of a New York Frame & Picture Co. label. It has some wear and typical scratches on the frame and minor mars on plexiglas.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com