RIAA Platinum Album award for Barry White album The Icon Is Love. Released on Oct. 4, 1994, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on Dec. 13, 1994. The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and #20 on the Top 200 Album chart It won the 1995 Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Male and was also nominated for a Grammy award in the Best R&B Album category. By 1995 the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum for two million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum Album sales award
- In VG condition
- Award made in 1994
- Presented to recording engineer
- Has original backing paper
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Great collectors item for any Barry White fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum album award made in 1994 making it 28 years old. The award is presented to recording engineer Michael Tarsia, son of Joseph Tarsia, who owned Philadephia recording studio Sigma Sound Studios.
The award is in VG condition with only minor mars on frame and plexiglass, and slight record finish degradation around the label. The backing paper appears original with Ill Eagle Enterprises label.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com