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Jody Watley debut RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum Album award for Jody Watley's debut album. Released on Feb. 23, 1987, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on Dec. 7, 1987. 

Mostly produced and co-written by Andre Simone of Prince's band, Jody Watley's debut got off to a great start with Billboard Hot 100 hit "Looking For  A New Love" which rose to #2. The Shalamar alumna also had hits with "Don't You Want Me" (#6) and "Some Kind of Lover" (#10).  The album went to #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #10 on the Top 200 Albums chart and won Watley a Grammy award for Best New Artist in 1988. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.  

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album sales award
  • In VG condition
  • Award made in 1988
  • Presented to recording studio
  • Original back with manufacturer sticker
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a RIAA "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-1989
  • Great collectors item for any Jody Watley fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum album award made in 1988 making it approx. 34 years old. It is presented to Tom Anderson. It is not known what role Anderson played in the creation or promotion of the recorc.

The award is in VG condition with only minor mars on frame and plexiglass. The award has its' original backing paper with Dejay Products manufacturer sticker.

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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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