RIAA Platinum Album award for Kenny G album Kenny G Live. The album was released on Nov. 21, 1989 and by April 9, 1990 was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold.
Recorded live at Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay in San Diego and at the Seattle Center Opera House, this album from smooth jazz/jazz instrumentalist Kenny G reached #2 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and #16 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Single "Going Home" also charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #56. By 1996 the album was certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for more RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum Album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1990
- Presented to radio industry executive
- All original with original backing paper
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Kenny G fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1990, making it approximately 33 years old. It is presented to radio industry talent Bill Berger, who was at New Jersey station WFMU for over three decades.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition with very minor mars on frame and plexiglass. The backing paper appears original and while the manufacturer's sticker is missing, there is adhesive residue in the shape and typical location of a Creative Glassics label.
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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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com