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The Cars Heartbeat City RIAA Platinum LP Award

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RIAA Platinum album award for The Cars album Heartbeat City. The album was released on March 1, 1984 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 17, 1984 for one 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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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album award 
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • Award from 1986
  • Presentation to radio industry executive
  • All original with manufacturer label
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a RIAA "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-89
  • Awesome collector's item for any fan of The Cars
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award that would have been manufactured in 1986, making it approx. 37 years old. The award is presented to radio industry talent Bill Berger, who was at New Jersey station WFMU for over three decades.

The award is in VG to Excellent condition with original Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer's sticker on its backing paper.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: 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:

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