Lots of Official Award Discs here...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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Click here for more info about 'Spice Girls - Wannabe - 1,000,000 Sales'Click here for more info about 'Spice Girls - Wannabe - 1,000,000 Sales'

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 dedication 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!)
Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Wednesday 10th August


Click here for more info about 'Madness - Grey Day - Silver Award'Click here for more info about 'Madness - Grey Day - Silver Award'

MADNESS Grey Day (1981 original UK in-house Stiff Records SILVER AWARD to recognise sales in the United Kingdom of more than 250,000 copies of the Stiff single. Presented to a former music industry executive who worked the promo campaign at the time. Measuring 14-inches x 10-inches, framed & glazed on a blue matt backing signifying its silver sales status)
Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Wednesday 10th August


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