RIAA Platinum LP award for Twisted Sister's Stay Hungry album, which was released on May 10, 1984. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Oct. 3, 1984 for 1 million copies sold.
This was the group's third studio set and the one that put them on the map with iconic 80s hits "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock". The former single went to #7 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart with the latter hitting #35. The album peaked at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album later was certified 3x Multi-Platinum™ on Nov. 10, 1995. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum frame, platinum disc and platinum info plate
- In VG to Excellent condition with a few very minor scratches on frame and slight fading of the matte and album cover miniature
- First presentation award from 1984
- Presentation to record executive
- Has been rebacked but all internals appear original
- Appears to be a RIAA 1981-85 "Fitzgerald-Hartley floater" award
- These awards numbered around 50-75 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any Twisted Sister fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1984. It appears to be the unusual Fitzgerald-Hartley "floater" style award. (Fitzgerald-Hartley continued to make "floater" style awards from 1981-85 after NYF&P and Creative Glassics stopped making that style around 1982). This dating makes this award 35 years old. The award is presented to record executive Steve Jones.
The award appears to have been rebacked since no manufacturer's sticker is present although it is also possible the sticker simply fell off. The frame has some typical scratches but overall the award is in VG to Excellent condition for its age.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com