RIAA Platinum LP award for Kool & The Gang album Emergency. The album was released on Nov. 15, 1984 and was certified Platinum for one million sold on July 12, 1985.
The album produced four top 20 hit singles in the U.S. including "Fresh" (#9), "Misled" (#10), "Emergency" (#18), and its biggest hit "Cherish" (#2). The album also did well in the UK. By 1986 the release was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award from the 1986-89 "flower hologram" era
- In Good to VG condition
- First presentation award from 1985
- Has been rebacked
- Known as a flower hologram award because the RIAA logo is a hologram label, made from 1986-1989
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Beautiful collectors item for Kool & The Gang fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award made in 1985 making it approximately 36 years old. It is presented to Charles Tobin. It is not known what role Tobin played in the creation or marketing of the release.
The award is in Good to VG condition with only some minor scratches and mars on its frame and plexiglass. This award has been rebacked.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com