RIAA Platinum LP award for Rick Springfield for Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet. Released as Springfield's second album on March 23, 1982, it was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 11, 1982 for one million copies sold.
"Don't Talk to Strangers" went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks and "What Kind of Fool Am I" and "I Get Excited" were also charting hits on the Billboard rock chart off the album. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award
- First presentation award from 1982
- Presentation to record industry executive
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Original backing paper with manufacturer label
- Known as a "strip plate" award, which were made from 1981-85
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item any fan of Rick Springfield
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award from 1982 which makes it approx. 40 years old. It is presented to record industry executive Jeffrey Naumann, who was in record promotion with Virgin, RCA and other record labels.
It is VG to Excellent condition with only typical frame wear. The award's backing paper is original and although its' manufacturer sticker is missing, there is adhesive residue in the size, shape and location indicating it was made by Creative Glassics.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com