RIAA Platinum album award for L.T.D. album Togeherness. Released on May 23, 1978, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA by Sept. 19, 1978 for one million copies sold.
The group that launched the career of R&B singer and drummer Jeffrey Osborne had hits with the singles "Holding On (When Love Is Gone)", which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart and #49 on the Hot 100, and "We Both Deserve Each Other's Love", which peaked at #19 on the Hot Soul Singles chart. The album reached #3 on the Billboard R&B albums chart and #18 on the Top 200 Albums tally, making the group's most successful album. See image above for all its RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum album award
- First presentation award from 1978
- Presented to record label executive
- In VG condition
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- 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
- Great collectors item for any L.T.D. or Jeffrey Osborne fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award from 1978 making it approx. 45 years old. The award is presented to Bob Garcia, who was then director of artist relations at A&M Records.
This award is in VG condition with minor mars on the frame and plexiglass, and some fading of the matte and album miniature. The award has been rebacked but is otherwise original and was made by the New York Frame & Picture Co.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com