The Cars RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award for their Heartbeat City album, presented to The Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes. The album, which was released on March 1, 1984 was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on October 13, 1984 for 2 million copies sold.
Containing hits including "You Might Think", "Drive", "Magic" and "Hello Again" the release reached #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, #5 in Canada and #25 in the UK. By the end of 2001 the album would be certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award with LP, cassette and chrome frame
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1984
- Presentation to The Cars keyboard player/songwriter Greg Hawkes
- All original components unaltered with original backing paper and manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a RIAA "strip plate" award, they were made from 1982-85
- Awesome collector's item for any fan of The Cars
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award that would have been manufactured in 1984, making this award approx. 36 years old. It has a rare group member presentation to The Cars keyboardist and songwriter Greg Hawkes.
This award appears to be in completely original and Excellent condition with original Creative Glassics manufacturer's sticker on its backing paper.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com