RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award for Anita Baker album Rapture. Released on March 10, 1986, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on March 3, 1987 for two million copies sold.
"Sweet Love" and "Caught Up in the Rapture" both became hits off the album helping it peaked at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #13 on the UK Albums chart. It also won two Grammy awards and by 1994 had gone 5x Multi-Platinum for five millions copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award with twin LPs and presentation plate showing both RIAA and Elektra Records logos
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1987
- Presentation to radio personality and executive
- Provenance letter included
- All original components unaltered with original backing paper
- Award measures approx. 29.25" x 19"
- Awesome collector's item for any fan of Anita Baker
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Detailed Item Description: This is a 2x Multi-Platinum RIAA album award that would have been manufactured in 1987, making it approx. 34 years old. This is an unusual award for the time period given the smaller RIAA logo and Elektra logo on the presentation plate. It is a first presentation award that is presented to well-known radio personality and executive Scott Shannon from Z100 New York and many other stations. A letter of provenance from Shannon will be provided with purchase as seen in images.
This award is in VG condition with only a few mars on the frame and plexiglass. The award is complete with its' Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.
As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com