RIAA Gold LP award for Simply Red album Men And Women. The album was released on March 9, 1987 and while this is a RIAA award made by Fitzgerald Hartley, there is no certification in the RIAA database for this album. This could be an error in the database or it is possible that an error was made in producing the award. In that it is presented to the then Sr. VP of Marketing for Elektra Entertainment and the album was very successful worldwide, it is unlikely that Gold level sales did not occur in the U.S..
The second studio for Mick Hucknall and crew, five singles were released from the album, including "The Right Thing", which peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #11 on the UK Singles Chart, along with "Infidelity", "Maybe Someday...", and Cole Porter song cover "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye". The album peaked at #31 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, #2 on the UK chart and placed highly on many other world charts.
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- RIAA Gold LP award
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1987
- Presentation to record executive
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Known as a RIAA flower hologram award, they were made from 1986-1989
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Simply Red fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a RIAA Gold flower hologram award made in 1987 making it 35 years old. It is presented to Hale Milgram, who was Sr. VP of Marketing at Elektra at the time. In 1989 Milgram would go on to become President of Capitol Records.
The award is all original with original backing paper with Fitzgerald-Hartley manufacturer's sticker. It is in Excellent condition with only a very few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com