RIAA Platinum album award for the Rocky IV soundtrack. This soundtrack album was released on October 18, 1985 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on February 21, 1986 for 1 million copies sold.
The Rocky IV soundtrack produced two top 10 singles. Survivor's "Burning Heart", which Sylvester Stallone personally chose for the film, reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Survivor's iconic "Eye Of The Tiger", which was the theme song of Rocky III, also appears on the album. James Brown's "Living In America" hit #4 and won him a Grammy award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The album itself peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.
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- RIAA "flower hologram" Platinum album award with LP and cassette
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1986
- Presented to label President
- All original components unaltered with original backing paper and manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Awesome collector's item for any Rocky fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1986 when this style of RIAA award was made. That makes this award approx. 34 years old. It is presented to Al Teller, who was CBS Records President at the time (CBS distributed Scotti Brothers records at the time).
This award is in superbly excellent condition. Its condition is so good that it is possible that in its 34 years since it was made it has never been hung on a wall and rather kept in storage. All components are in excellent condition, including the backing paper with manufacturer's sticker from Creative Glassics.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com