RIAA Platinum album award for Air Supply The One That You Love. Released in July 1981, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Oct. 7, 1981 for one million copies sold.
The title track of the album became a classic pop love song, hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the Australian group's most successful track in the U.S. Other single "Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)" also charted, reaching #5. The album itself reached #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and did very well in numerous other music markets, especially in Australia, Canada, New Zealand. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum album award
- First presentation award from 1981
- Presentation to record executive
- VG to Excellent condition
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981. RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Great collectors item for any Air Supply fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award from 1981. That makes this award approx. 40 years old. It is presented to Abbey Konowitch, who at the time was VP of video and artist development for Arista Records.
The award is in VG condition with only very minor frame wear and mars on the plexiglass. Its' backing paper is original with New York Frame & Picture Co. 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