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The RIAA Gold and Platinum Awards program was launched in 1958 in an effort to create a standard by which to measure sales of a sound recording. In the beginning, there was only a Gold album award for the sale of 500,000 copies. As the industry grew, other awards were developed. The Platinum award (1,000,000 sold) was created in 1976 and with the advent of the compact disc and the subsequent increase in sales, the Multi Platinum award was created in 1984. On March 16, 1999, the RIAA launched the Diamond Awards, honoring sales of 10 million copies or more of an album or single. BPI (The British Phonographic Industry) certified awards were originally introduced in April 1973 to measure the performance of individual records based on sales to the trade each week. Qualification for albums was initially on the basis of revenue received by manufacturers, and in January 1978 the BPI abolished the old monetary system for albums and replaced it with a unit system. This brought album awards into line with singles and also with other countries where qualification levels are based on unit sales. Multi platinum awards, introduced in February 1987, are any multiple of the platinum level, e.g. album quadruple platinum status = 1.2m.
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1Ray Charles £75
Genius Loves Company
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A Rush Of Blood To The Head
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4Paul McCartney and Wings £595
With A Little Luck
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1The Beatles £1495
The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl - Gold
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2Paul McCartney and Wings £595
With A Little Luck
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3James Taylor £595
Flag / Dad Loves His Work - Set Of Two Awards
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Kill 'em All
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COLDPLAY PARACHUTES in-house award disc UK
Coldplay Parachutes   UK in-house award disc
COLDPLAY Parachutes (Rare official 2000 UK Parlophone in-house Platinum award for UK sales in excess of 300,000 copies of the album. Featuring a centrally mounted platinum disc overlaid with the CD album, a reproduction of the sleeve artwork a nd custom dedication plaque, with miniature 'Union Jack' flag in the top left corner. Measures 17" x 15" - framed and glazed. A stunning display item for this classic debut album!) ** Complete With Certificate Of Authenticity **
In Stock - Buy Now for shipping on Wed 18-Jan
£ 195.00  | € 222.30
[added Fri 23rd Dec '16] 

Coldplay A Rush Of Blood To The Head   UK in-house award disc
COLDPLAY A Rush Of Blood To The Head (Rare 2003 official UK Parlophone in-house 5 x PLATINUM sales award disc issued to commemorate sales in excess of 1,500,000 copies of the album. Features five copies of the CD album arranged above the custo m platinum dedication plaque and sleeve artwork, with mini 'Union Jack' flag in the top left corner. Measures approximately 17" x 15" - framed and glazed. A truly stunning item!) ** Complete With Certificate Of Authenticity **
In Stock - Buy Now for shipping on Wed 18-Jan
£ 195.00  | € 222.30
[added Fri 23rd Dec '16] 

Paul McCartney and Wings With A Little Luck   UK award disc
WINGS With A Little Luck (Official 1978 UK BPI Certified SILVER award, presented to EMI Records Ltd to recognise the sale in the United Kingdom of more than 250,000 copies of the Parlophone 1978 7" vinyl single. This award features a silver plate d vinyl copy of the 7" single release mounted alongside a union jack logo above a custom engraved 'BPI Certified Sales Award' silver dedication plaque, framed & measuring 15" x 10.5" in total. A stunning item!)
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£ 595.00  | € 678.30

Peter Gabriel So   US award disc
PETER GABRIEL So (Official US RIAA Certified Platinum Award issued to commemorate American album sales in excess of 1,000,000 units. This expertly framed and glazed award measures 17" x 21" in size, and features a Platinum LP Disc and over lapping cassette shell mounted above the authentic, RIAA hologram custom-etched dedication plaque with art sleeve miniature. One of his most successful solo albums both critically and commercially, this stunning award celebrates a career mile
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£ 495.00  | € 564.30

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