RIAA Gold album award for the Triumph album Allied Forces, which was released on July 2, 1981. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 30, 1982 for 500,000 copies sold, bringing Triumph their first RIAA Gold record.
The Canadian rock trio landed "Magic Power" off this album at #8 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, while "Fight the Good Fight," hit #18. The album reached #23 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, #13 in Canada and also did well in Australia and the UK. By 2005 the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album*.
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- RIAA Gold Album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1982
- Presentation to record label executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- RIAA "strip plate" awards were made from 1982-85
- Great collector's item for any Triumph fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold Album award that would have been manufactured in 1982, making it approx. 41 years old. The award is presented to Jeff Naumann, who at the time was with RCA Records as a promotions executive.
This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on frame and plexiglass. The award has all original components with Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com