RIAA Gold Single award for Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy", which was released on Nov. 10, 1978 and certified Gold by the RIAA on Jan. 30, 1979 for 500,000 copies sold.
Stewart co-wrote the track with then drummer Carmine Appice and Duane Hitchings (the latter of which is not credited on the 45). The tongue-in-cheek, disco-infused track went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks in 1979. It also went to #1 on the singles charts in Australia, Canada and the UK. A month later in 1979 the track had been certified Platinum by the RIAA and it has been remade twice since, most recently in 2017 by Stewart himself and featuring DNCE. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold Single award with all proper components for the era: Gold colored frame, gold disc and gold presentation plate
- In Good condition with wear and minor damage to frame
- First presentation award from 1979
- Presented to Warner Bros. Records
- Has been rebacked
- 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 13" x 17"
- Fantastic collector's item for any Rod Stewart fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1979 making the award 40 years old. It is presented to label Warner Bros. Records.
The award is in Good condition (not VG) with some frame wear and four small holes in the frame, although they are not particularly noticeable given the frame is the typical of the period gold with a black speckle finish. It has some mars on the plexiglas and been rebacked. Given its 40 year age, it is still a great looking award.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.
As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com