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Amigos is the seventh studio album from Santana. Released in the U. S. in March of 1976 and certified RIAA Gold on 6/11/76, it reached a peak Billboard chart position of #10.  In Europe it was a hit in several countries and here you see it honored with a Certified BPI (British) Silver Award…IMG_4109 santanaamgosBPIB

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Heart “Brigade” – A 1990 Japanese Award In Reconition Of Excellent Sales

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Brigade, the tenth studio album by Heart was released in 1990, after a three-year gap between albums. It featured the single “All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You” which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album reached #3 on Billboard and #6 on the Japanese Album Charts. Here it is honored with an RIAJ […]

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Richard Marx – A Guy From Chicago And A Canadian Certified Platinum Award

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Richard Marx released Rush Street in 1991, and it became his third consecutive platinum album. It was a success internationally and #1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary charts for 4 weeks running. Here you see a Canadian recognition of that success with a Certified (CRIA) Platinum CD Award…

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Who’s “Odds and Sods” – Celebrating Historic Studio Outtakes And Rarities!

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In 1974 The Who released Odds and Sods. It reached #10 on the UK charts (and was certified RIAA gold on 12/9/1974). Here you see a British In-House Award. While it looks like a Certified BPI (British Phonograph Industries) award, it isn’t, because the BPI logo is missing on the presentation plate. John Jansen is a well know […]

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Blondie “Eat To The Beat” 1980 Danish Gold Record Award

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Eat To The Beat is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Blondie. It peaked at #17 in United States and reached #6 in Denmark, where it was celebrated with this In-House gold record award. I have little knowledge of Danish awards, but am pleased to post the first one on Honor Music!

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Hammer, M.C. “Too Ligit To Quit” Platinum RIAA (Certified in United States), CRIA (Certified in Canada), RIJA (Certified in Japan) CD Awards

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In the early 90’s the pop-rap music, Hammer pants, and choreography of Hammer, M.C. burned brightly. His album To Legit To Quit  was certified platinum around the world including in the three countries whose awards celebrate it here… In the United States, with a 5X Platinum RIAA CD Award… In Canada, with a 2X Platinum […]

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Heart “Brigade” -1990 – RIJA (Certified Japanese) CD Award

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For those of you who’ve have been itching to see a 1990 RIAJ (Recording Industry Association of Japan) CD award, you’re in luck 🙂 Heart released Brigade in 1990 after a three-year gap between albums, it became the band’s sixth multi-platinum album, and added three Top 25 Billboard Hot 100 hits: “Stranded“, “I Didn’t Want […]

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Lionel Richie “Dancing On The Ceiling” – 1987 – Japanese Gold In-House LP Award

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Released in the United States in August 1986, and certified RIAA gold on October 16, 1986, Dancing On The Ceiling, was Lionel Richie’s last widely popular album, from the second stage of his amazing career. Here we see it celebrated with a unique Japanese Gold In-House Award. The presentation is also unique, being made from Hizuru “Shoo” […]

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Genesis “…And Then There Were Three” – 1978 – West German – Gold Record Award

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Genesis … And Then There Were Three, was released in 1978, reaching No.3 in the UK and #14 in the United States (becoming their first RIAA certified Gold Album on 5/31/78).  The title comes from a verse of the children’s rhyme “Ten Little Indians” (“Four little Injuns up on a spree, One got fuddled and […]

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Chaka Khan “I Feel For You” – 1984 Album – BPI (British) Gold Record Award

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Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1953) is an American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Often cited as the Queen of Funk, Khan has sold an estimated 200 million records worldwide.  I Feel for You […]

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Footloose Soundtrack – Awards Get BIGGGGGGGG!!!

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By the mid 80’s record awards, around the world, were getting BIGGER! From the the standard single disc formats of the White Matte, Floater, and Strip-Plate, MULTI became the watchword of recognizing success. Multi-Disc and Multi-Platinum were the order of the day. Artists were selling millions of albums, and the music BUSINESS was was doing […]

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Prince “Lovesexy” 1988 Japanese Gold CD Award

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Prince is an American singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. This Japanese CD award, measuring 9″X11″, celebrates the “Lovesexy” album, released on May 10, 1988. Cat did dance arrangements and vocals for the Lovesexy tour, which coincidentally ended in Japan. The award was […]

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Helen Reddy “Free and Easy” 1975 Silver British Phonographic Industry (BPI) LP Award

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Helen Reddy is often referred to as the “Queen of 70s Pop” and she enjoyed international success. She was the first artist to ever win the coveted American Music Award for “Favorite Pop/Rock Female” artist and also the first Australian to win a Grammy Award. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the British record industry’s trade […]

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