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The Cars Shake It Up CRIA Platinum Award

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CRIA Platinum Album award for The Cars Shake It Up album. Released in 1981, it was certified Platinum by the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) in March 1982.

The album contained hits including the title track and the release became a #7 album chart hit for the group in Canada. A Platinum album in Canada represents 100,000 copies sold (in the country of 36 million people). 

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Item Highlights:

  • CRIA Platinum album award
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 1982
  • Presented to then artist manager of The Cars
  • Award measures approx. 16.25" x 20"
  • Great collectors item for any fan of The Cars
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • US$30 shipping to Canada (Canadian residents please email us at to purchase with this shipping price)
  • Other international shipping available 

Detailed Item Description: This is a CRIA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1982 making it approx. 39 years old. This award is in VG to Excellent condition with original manufacturer's sticker. It has only very minor mars on its metal frame. 

The award is presented to artist manager Elliot Roberts, who managed at various times Neil Young, Tom Petty, Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan and The Cars, and in 1971 also co-founded Asylum Records with David Geffen.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage 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. 

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