RIAA Platinum LP award for Journey's Evolution album, which was released on March 20, 1979. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Oct. 19, 1979 for one million copies sold.
The album, the group's second last to feature both Greg Rolie and Steve Perry on lead vocals, featured the singles "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' ", "City Of The Angels", and "Just The Same Way". The album went to #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in the U.S. By 1991 the album was certified 3x Multi-Platinum. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum color frame, platinum disc and platinum info plate
- In VG condition with some wear on the frame
- First presentation award from 1979
- Presentation to music promotion exec
- Has original backed with manufacturer's label
- Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981
- RIAA floater awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Journey fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1979. That makes this award 41 years old. The award is presented to music promotion trade publication executive Kal Rudman.
All internal components appear original and unaltered with original backing paper and Creative Glassics manufacturer's label. The award is in Very Good condition, with typical wear on the frame and slightly stained backing paper.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com