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Anita Baker Rapture Label/RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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Anita Baker RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award for her Rapture album. The album, which was released on March 10, 1986 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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Item Highlights:

  • 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 station
  • 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
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

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. It is a first presentation award that is presented to a radio station and owned by a radio industry executive. A letter of provenance from this executive will be provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.

This award is in VG condition with what appears to be an original back and only a few mars on the frame and plexiglass. There is no manufacturer sticker on this somewhat unusual award for the time period given the smaller RIAA logo and Elektra logo on the presentation plate and it is not known what company made this award.

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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. 

*RIAA sales data source: