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Babyface Tender Lover RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum Album award for Babyface album Tender Lover. Released on July 7, 1989, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on Dec. 20, 1989. 

The second album from Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds featured his first Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit, "It's No Crime", which went to #7. This was followed by "Whip Appeal" which peaked at #6 on the chart. The title track and "It's No Crime" topped the Top R&B Tracks chart. The album went to #14 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and the project also earned Babyface a handful of Grammy nominations and a Soul Train award. By 2001 the album was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for three million sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.  

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album sales award from the "R" hologram award period
  • In VG condition
  • Award made in 1990
  • Presented to recording studio
  • Has been rebacked
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Great collectors item for any Babyface fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum album award made in 1990 making it approx. 32 years old. The award is presented to Galaxy Sounds Studios, at which portions of the album were recorded.

The award is in VG condition with only minor mars on frame and plexiglass. The award has been rebacked.

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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, 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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