Village People "Y.M.C.A." Casablanca label award. The track was released on Oct. 17, 1978 and while this is not a RIAA award, the track was in fact certified Gold by the RIAA on Dec. 18, 1978 for 500,000 copies sold and by 1979 would be certified Platinum.
From the album Cruisin', the tune became a classic dance track and peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979. It also went to #1 in the U.K. and many other countries worldwide.
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- Casablanca label "gold" single 45 award with all proper components for the era: Gold colored frame, gold disc and gold presentation plate
- In VG condition with a few minor mars on frame and plexiglass
- Award dates to 1978-79
- Presented to radio industry executive
- Has original back with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures 12.5" x 15.5"
- Fantastic collector's item for any Village People fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a label award for the Village People's single "Y.M.C.A." from Casablanca Records that would have been manufactured in 1978-79 making it 41-42 years old. It is presented to radio industry executive Walt Brown.
The award is in VG condition with all original components including what appears to be original backing paper with manufacturer adhesive residue. It is not known what company manufactured the award. It has some typical minor mars on the frame and plexiglass but displays nicely on a wall.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com