RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum album award for Tears For Fears album Songs From The Big Chair, which was released on Mar. 11, 1985 and by Jan. 27, 1986 was certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
Tears For Fears found widespread success with this, their debut album. Strong airplay of singles "Shout", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Head over Heels", and "I Believe" drove the album to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #2 in the UK, and onto charts in many other markets around the world. By 1995 the album was certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum Album "flower hologram" award with disc and cassette
- First presentation award from 1986
- Presented to record executive
- In VG condition with original back
- Known as a "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-89
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Tears For Fears fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1986 when this "flower hologram" style of RIAA award was made (1986-89). That makes this award approx. 35 years old. It is presented to Paul Wennik, who was a record executive with Polygram and other labels.
The award is in VG condition with some wear on its chrome frame. While the original Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker is missing, adhesive residue is present in the correct size, shape and location on the award's backing paper.
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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