RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum double LP award for Quiet Riot album Metal Health. Released on Feb. 1, 1983, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Oct. 11, 1983 for one million copies sold. Early Quiet Riot awards are hard to find.
Quiet Riot had a hit with this, their third album, largely due to a hard rocking cover of Slade's "Cum On Feel The Noize" and follow up hit "Metal Health". The tracks fueled the album's rise to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, the first heavy metal album to do so. It also appeared on several other charts around the world. The award states two million sold. By 1995 the album was certified 6x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "strip plate" Platinum LP award with platinum disc and presentation plate
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from sometime 1983-85
- Presented to record executive
- Original components, has been rebacked
- Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1981-85
- Award measures approx. 29" x 19"
- Great collectors item for any Quiet Riot fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S. (great deal on this large award)
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime 1983-85 given certification dates and award types, making it approx. 38-40 years old. It is presented to "Big" Marty Belter. It is not known what role Belter played in the creation or promotion of the record.
The award is in VG condition with some typical frame wear and minor mars on the plexiglass. All internals appear to be both original and in VG condition. The award has been rebacked with what appears to be an orginial Fitzgerald Hartley sticker re-attached.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.