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Chaka Khan Chaka RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold LP award for Chaka Khan album Chakawhich was released on Oct. 12, 1978. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on Nov. 14, 1978 for 500,000 copies sold. 

The album included Khan's cover of the Ashford & Simpson tune "I'm Every Woman", which became a signature hit and #1 Billboard R&B chart topper. Other hits included "Roll Me Through The Rushes" and the Stevie Wonder-penned "I Was Made To Love Him." The album peaked at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and also charting in several other countries. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum "strip plate" LP award
  • In VG condition 
  • First presentation award from 1978
  • Presented to artist manager
  • Known as a strip plate award because the presentation plate, RIAA logo and album miniature are on one metal strip, made from 1981-1985
  • Award measures 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Chaka Khan fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description:  This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1978. That makes it around 46 years old. It is presented to artist manager Burt Zell, who managed Khan along with other artists including The Pointer Sisters.

This award is in VG condition with only some minor wear to the frame and plexiglass. This is an award made by an unknown manufacturer. Many Warner Bros. awards from this time period share these characteristics. For more information on awards such as this, see the section on "grey area" awards in our record award guide here

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: 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, record retailers, 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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source:

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