Epic Records label award for the 'Til Tuesday album Voices Carry "platinum" album. Released on April 20, 1985, the album was indeed certified Gold by the RIAA on Sept. 11, 1985 for 500,000 copies sold. Note: This is not a RIAA award.
'Til Tuesday's title track from this album broke the band by rising to #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and garnering the act an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist after the video for the track was played heavy rotation on MTV. The album itself peaked at #19 on the Top 200 Albums chart and also charted in Australia and Canada.
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- Epic Records label "gold" album award with artwork
- In VG condition
- Estimated to have been made in 1985
- Presented to a record industry executive
- Original backing paper with manufacturer label
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Fantastic 80's collectors item for any 'Til Tuesday or Aimee Mann fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a Epic Records label award that would have been manufactured in 1985, making it approximately 37 years old. The award is presented to Jerry Blair, a record executive who held roles at CBS, Chrysalis, and Columbia Records.
Blair played a key role in the success of artists including 'Til Tuesday, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith and many others. The award is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Blair's son, who later took possession of his father's awards (see image of letter, son's name is redacted on image, buyer will receive unredacted copy).
The award is in VG condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. The award has had it's backing paper retaped but retains its' original Creative Glassics sticker, who made these awards (along with RIAA awards during this time period).
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