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U2 Under A Blood Red Sky RIAA Platinum Album Award presented to Bono - RARE

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RIAA Platinum Album Award for U2's Under A Blood Red Sky presented to Bono. This album was released on November 1, 1983 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 18, 1985 for 1 million copies sold, which this award celebrates. 

This classic live U2 album featured eight tracks recorded at three concerts from their 1983 War Tour. Helping cement the group's stellar reputation as a great live act, it included electrifying performances of "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "New Year's Day", "Gloria", "I Will Follow" and more. The album went to #2 in the UK, #28 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and did well in many other countries. In 1994 the album was certified at three million copies sold in the U.S. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum RIAA "R hologram" award
  • In VG to Excellent condition with only a few very minor mars on the frame and plexiglas
  • First or second presentation award from sometime between 1990-94
  • Rare artist presentation
  • All original award with manufacturer sticker on rear
  • Known as RIAA "R hologram" awards, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures 17" x 21"
  • Beautiful and rare collectors item for any U2 fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first or possibly second presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime between 1990-94 when the album remained at RIAA-certified Platinum status making it approximately 26-30 years old. This award is presented to U2's Bono.

This award appears all original with California Gold Record Co, manufacturer's sticker on its backing paper. This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglas.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: 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: