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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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1Spice Girls £295
Wannabe - 1,000,000 Sales
UK award disc
2Madness £495
Grey Day - Silver 7"
UK award disc
3Cher £150
Greatest Hits - Triple Platinum
UK award disc
4Black Grape £150
It's Great When You're Straight Yeah
UK award disc Promo
5Led Zeppelin £295
Led Zeppelin
UK award disc
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1War £495
War Live - RIAA Double Platinum Award
US award disc
2Frank Sinatra £495
Sinatra Reprise - The Very Good Years
US award disc
3Madness £495
Grey Day - Silver 7"
UK award disc
4Robert Plant £395
Mighty Rearranger
UK award disc
5Robert Plant £295
Mighty Rearranger
UK award disc
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Spice Girls Wannabe - 1,000,000 Sales   UK award disc
SPICE GIRLS Wannabe (Rare official Virgin Records in-house PLATINUM AWARD to recognise sales in the UK of more than 1,000,000 copies of the 1996 single Wannabe. Features a mounted compact disc and sleeve artwork above the engraved dedic ation plaque, complete with Union Flag in the top left corner. Measuring approximately 16-inches x 16-inches, framed & glazed. A fabulous vintage original that is now 25 years old!)
In Stock - Buy Now for shipping on Wed 8-Dec
£ 295.00  | US$ 389.40


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Madness Grey Day - Silver 7"   UK award disc
MADNESS Grey Day (Official 1981 UK In-House Silver 7" award issued to commemorate single sales in excess of 250,000 copies, presented to an ex music industry executive who helped to promote the single. This nicely framed and glazed awar d measures 10" x 14" in size, and features a silver 7" discs above the authentic custom engraved dedication plaque (without any mention of the artist name!) - all mounted on a blue felt background with a Union 'Jack' Flag in the top left corner,
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£ 495.00  | US$ 653.40


CHER GREATEST%2BHITS%2B%2D%2BTRIPLE%2BPLATINUM award disc UK
Cher Greatest Hits - Triple Platinum   UK award disc
CHER Greatest Hits (Official 1993 UK in-house Triple Platinum CD Award issued to commemorate UK sales in excess of 900,000 copies. This nicely framed and glazed award measures 20" x 16" in size, and features three overlapping Compact Disc's with the album artwork, all on a silver mount above the authentic, custom engraved dedication plaque, all on a black felt background with Union 'Jack' Flag in the top left corner, and in a silver coloured metal frame)
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£ 150.00  | US$ 198.00


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Black Grape It's Great When You're Straight Yeah   UK award disc
BLACK GRAPE It's Great When You're Straight Yeah (Official 1996 UK In-House Platinum award, issued to commemorate album sales of more than 300,000 copies. This nicely framed and glazed award measures 16" square in size, and features a copy of the Compact Disc next to the album artwork on a metal mount about the authentic, custom engraved presentation plaque, all on a black felt mount with the Union 'Jack' flag in the top left corner, and in a shiny metal frame)
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£ 150.00  | US$ 198.00


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