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MUSIC BUSINESS, STUDIO RECORDING & AWARDS


AWARDS

Top 15 Pop Producer of the Year (1982) - ProSound News
Recording Engineer of the Year (1983) - ProSound News
Second Runner-Up Producer of the Year (1983) - Billboard
2 RIAA (US) Gold Album Sales Awards
2 RIAA (US) Platinum Album Sales Awards
1 RIAA (US) Gold Single Sales Awards
2 BPI (UK) Gold Album Sales Awards
1 CRIA (Canada) Gold Album Sales Awards
1 CRIA (Canada) Platinum Album Sales Award
8 AMPEX Golden Reel Awards



AMAZING FACTS!

•  The Go-Go's multi-platinum selling debut album, BEAUTY AND THE BEAT, co-produced, recorded and mixed by Rob Freeman, topped Billboard's Top-100 Albums chart at #1 for six consecutive weeks! It spawned two Top-20 singles, one of which, "We Got the Beat," peaked at #2.

•  BEAUTY AND THE BEAT became the first #1 album in music history by an all-girl group who wrote their own songs and played their own instruments.

•  BEAUTY AND THE BEAT was named #1 on the College Music Journal (CMJ) Top-1000 Albums of the Decade, 1979-1989! (That's of the decade, folks!!)

•  In its 1982 year-end wrap-up charts, Billboard bestowed the following awards upon The Go-Go's and
BEAUTY AND THE BEAT
:

#1 TOP POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
#1 TOP POP ALBUM ARTISTS
#1 TOP POP ALBUM ARTIST DUOS/GROUPS
#2 TOP POP ALBUM

On those same Billboard year-end charts, The Go-Go's BEAUTY AND THE BEAT ranked above a distinguished list of huge-selling albums by artists that included The Rolling Stones, Foreigner, Asia, Journey, John Cougar, The Police, Genesis, AC/DC, Diana Ross, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Ozzy Osbourne, Loverboy, Olivia Newton-John, Alabama, Willie Nelson, Vangelis (whose "Chariots of Fire" soundtrack knocked BEAUTY AND THE BEAT out of the #1 position on the Top-100 Album chart), Stevie Nicks, Kenny Rogers, Rick Springfield, and Air Supply.

•  Rob's production of Tim Moore's beat-ballad single "Yes," propelled by its popularity as the love theme for a well-known Novela (Spanish soap opera), remained at #1 simultaneously on the Brazilian and Portugese record charts for an astonishing six months!

Amazing, indeed!