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Anita Baker Compositions RIAA Platinum Album Award

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Anita Baker RIAA Platinum album award for her album Compositions. The album, which was released on June 8, 1990, was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Aug. 28, 1990 for 1 million copies sold.

"Talk To Me" and "Soul Inspiration" both charted on the Billboard Pop chart and the album, Baker's fifth studio effort, peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It also won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1991.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "R hologram" Platinum award with LP, CD and cassette
  • In Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 1990
  • Presentation to concert promoter
  • All original components unaltered with original backing paper and manufacturer's label
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Awesome collector's item for any fan of Anita Baker
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award that would have been manufactured in 1990, making this award approx. 30 years old. It is presented to former Electric Factory Concerts, a concert promoter connected to Philadelphia's Electric Factory venue.

This award appears to be in completely original condition, i.e. unaltered components including what appears to be an original back with Ill-Eagle  manufacturer sticker. The award's components and frame are in Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglas. 

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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.

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. 

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