Columbia label award from Journey to the label chairman/CEO recognizing 5x platinum level sales of Journey's Escape album. This is a very large and impressive label award presented in recognition of 5 million in sales of the classic album. Designed with five "platinum" albums and a metal presentation plate.
Released July 17, 1981 the album shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart on the strength their rock/pop radio takeover with Hot 100 singles "Don't Stop Believin'" (#9), "Who's Crying Now" (#4), "Still They Ride" (#19) and "Open Arms" (#2). While not an RIAA award, RIAA data shows that Escape was certified for 9 million copies sold in the U.S. by 1994.
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- Columbia label award celebrating 5 million in sales of Journey's Escape album with five "platinum" LPs and Columbia Records logo plate (Note: Not an RIAA award)
- In Excellent condition
- Presentation plate reads "Best Wishes From Journey"
- Presented to former label Chairman/CEO
- All original, estimated to be from early 1980s
- Measures approx. 25.5" x 19.25"
- Great collectors item for any Journey fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a label award estimated to be from sometime in the early 1980s and is presented to Al Teller, who was MCA Records Chairman/CEO from 1988-95 and who held many other executive roles prior to that. This award is all original and in Excellent condition with only a few very minor scratches on the frame. If you are a fan of Journey you will love this large, beautiful award.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com