RCA label "gold" award for Shalamar's Big Fun album. The album was released on Aug. 30, 1979 and while this is not a RIAA award, it was in fact certified Gold >by the RIAA on March 16, 1981 for 500,000 copies sold.
The album hit #4 on the Billboard Top R&B/Black Albums chart and #23 on the Top 200 Albums chart, powered by single "The Second Time Around" (which topped the Billboard Dance and Soul charts) becoming Shalamar's highest chart position album. In the UK it reached #45 and it charted on numerous other music markets worldwide. By April 7, 1980 it was certified Gold by the RIAA. (Note: This is not a RIAA award).
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge Photos
- RCA label "gold" album award with gold disc, album miniature and presentation plate
- In VG condition with a few minor mars on frame and plexiglass
- Award dates to early 1980s
- Presented to radio promotion executive
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Fantastic collector's item for any Shalamar fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a label award from RCA that would have been manufactured in the early 1980s making it about 40 years old. It is presented to radio industry promoter Kal Rudman.
The award is in VG condition with all original components. It has some typical minor mars on the frame and plexiglass and a small tear in the backing paper.
Interested in knowing more about RIAA and other record awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Subscribe to our free bi-weekly newsletter and get our 55-page MusicGoldmine RIAA and Record Award Guide free plus a 15% discount code here.
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.
Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.
*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com