Columbia Records award for the Top Gun film soundtrack album, released in 1986. This award recognizes sales "in the millions," as the award puts it, for the popular film soundtrack which hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The RIAA did, in fact, certify the release at an impressive 9x Multi-Platinum for nine million copies sold in the U.S. This award features metal "jet fighter" icons denoting four million in sales, so this dates to award to having been made some time between 1987 and 89 given the certification dates (see image for full RIAA certifications of this album*).
The album included Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone", Berlin's "Take My Breath Away", Loverboy's "Heaven In Your Eyes", Cheap Trick's "Mighty Wings" and more. "Take My Breath Away" went on to win an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. This award is estimated to have been made sometime in the late 1980s and is a heavy wood plaque-style award. Note that this is not a RIAA award.
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- Columbia Records sales award for the Top Gun film soundtrack album
- Award is a black wooden plaque style with platinum disc, metal plate and unique jet fighter" icons denoting 4 million in sales
- Presented to former MCA Chairman/CEO Al Teller
- Estimated to have been made sometime 1987-89
- In Excellent condition with only very minor mars
- Made by Fitzgerald Hartley, who made RIAA and other record industry awards (Note that this is not an RIAA award)
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collector's item for any Top Gun or 80s pop culture fan
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com