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The Cure Disintegration RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum album award for The Cure's Disintegration. This, The Cure's eighth studio album, was released May 2, 1989 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on October 20 1989 for 1 million copies sold. Awards from The Cure are hard to find.

Producing the hits "Love Song", which hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Pictures Of You", and "Fascination Street" the album became the biggest success for Robert Smith and company. The album itself rose to #12 on Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #3 on the U.K. Album chart. It was also named #326 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". By 2004 the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum for two million in sales by the RIAA. See image above for the sales certification data of this album over the years*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "R hologram" Platinum album award with LP, CD and cassette
  • In Good condition (see description)
  • First presentation award from 1990
  • Presented to label executive
  • All original components but has been rebacked
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • "RIAA R hologram" awards were made from 1990-1997
  • Awesome collector's item for any fan of The Cure
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1990 when this style of RIAA award was first made. That makes this award 30 years old. It is presented to Ray Gmeiner, who was VP Of Rock Promotion at Elektra Records at the time.

This award is in Good condition. There are some minor mars on the plexiglas and frame, including a chip out of the back of the bottom left corner and the matte has some spotting. The award has been repaired inside (the small "Platinum Sales Award" cassette plate had fallen off and was reattached), and accordingly the award has been rebacked. Despite this, it is a fine looking piece on a wall and RIAA awards for The Cure are hard to find.

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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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