ASIA Gold Debut Album RIAA Presentation Records: Provenance Ric Aliberte Collection. As stated on the presentation plaque this award was presented directly to Ric Aliberte, for his work achieving the Gold success of the album. The record has remained in his possession and collection until this time.
Some mold speckles on the inner side of the acrylic. Measures 17 inches by 21 inches.
About the Album: Asia is the self-titled debut studio album by the English rock supergroup Asia, released in 1982. According to both Billboard and Cashbox, it was the #1 album in the United States for the year 1982. It contains their biggest hit "Heat of the Moment", which reached #4 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
From the RIAA website:
RIAA™s historic Gold & Platinum Program defines success in the recorded music industry.
Originally conceived to honor artists and track sound recording sales, Gold & Platinum Awards have come to stand as a benchmark of success for any artist whether they just released their first song or Greatest Hits album. In the eighties, the development of CDs increased music sales once again and popular music went Platinum more than once. So we developed the multi-Platinum Award.
About the Awards :
The Gold & Platinum Awards have been a pinnacle of success in the music industry since 1958. The awards below are earned by artists who have met rigorous standards, and recipients join the ranks of the most iconic recording artists.
RIAA Gold and Platinum Certifications: Units and Date Established ;
Gold 500,000 1958 ; Platinum 1,000,000 1976 ; Multi-Platinum 2,000,000 (in increments of 1,000,000 thereafter) 1984.
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