RIAA Gold LP award for Phil Collins Face Value album, which was released on Feb. 19, 1981 and certified Gold by the RIAA on June 3, 1981 for 500,000 copies sold.
It featured numerous well-known pop/rock hits including possibly his best known track as a solo artist "In The Air Tonight", which was the lead off single. "I Missed Again" and "If Leaving Me Was Easy" both received airplay as well. The album reached #1 on the UK Top Albums and Canada charts and #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The release was eventually certified by the RIAA at 5x Multi-Platinum by 1999. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold LP award
- First presentation award from 1981
- In Good to VG condition
- All original with original backing paper
- Presented to record label executive
- 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 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any Phil Collins fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1981, since this "floater" style award was produced from 1975-81 and the album was certified Gold in 1981. That makes it 41 years old.
The award is presented to then Atlantic records executive Judy Libow, who started in radio and worked at Atlantic Records for 16 years, much of the time as VP of Radio Promotion.
This award is in Good to VG condition with frame wear and some tarnishing of the gold disc around the label. The backing paper is original and while the manufacturer's sticker is missing, there is adhesive residue in the shape and typical location of a New York Frame & Picture Co. label.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com