Musicians traditionally tend to write music for themselves. They use the fire burning inside them to spur creativity and write something that other can connect with, which for most is the only reward they need. Of course, it is always nice when the artist is recognised for their achievements from the industry they are part of.
This mostly comes in the form of being presented an award from the governing bodies such as the BPI, RIAA, ARIA, and so on. Sometimes, these awards make their way into the hands of collectors and the public, and we see no shortage of them here. From Platinum discs celebrating sales over the one million mark, to in house presentation CD awards, they make great pieces to display, and the perfect addition to any collection of records or memorabilia.
Take a look at the video below to see some of the best awards we have seen here over the years, and below are just a few of the highlights we have in stock.
Def Leppard – Hysteria: Extremely rare official 1987 UK BPI Certified PLATINUM LP award presented to founder member and guitarist STEVE CLARK to recognise sales in the UK of more than 300,000 copies of the Bludgeon Riffola album. The award features a silver-coloured 12″ disc with picture label mounted above a miniature image of the album artwork and the ‘BPI Certified Sales Award’ dedication plaque, with a mini Union Jack flag in the top left corner. Measures approximately 20″ x 16″, and is framed and glazed. This stunning award is totally genuine and was obtained directly from a family member of the late musician
Oasis – Definitely Maybe: Rare official 1995 UK Creation Records in-house Platinum Sales Award presented to recognise sales in the UK of more than 300,000 copies of their classic debut album. The silver coloured LP is mounted above a copy of thesleeve artwork and custom dedication plaque. Measures approximately 16″ x 20″ – framed and glazed. This award would look fantastic on the wall of any Oasis fan!
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 overlapping 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 milestone and a creative benchmark in Rock history!