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Lenny Kravitz Mama Said RIAA Gold Award

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RIAA Gold Album Award for Lenny Kravitz's album Mama Said which was released on April 2, 1991. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on Oct. 15, 1991 for 500,000 copies sold.

Kravitz's second studio album, it included the Billboard Hot 100 #2 track, "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over". The album peaked at #39 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #8 on the UK chart. The release also did well in many other world markets. By 1995 it had been certified Platinum by RIAA for one million sold in the U.S. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "R hologram" Gold award with CD, cassette and album artwork
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1991
  • Presented to record label executive
  • Has all original components but has been rebacked
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 1 7"
  • Great collectors item for any Lenny Kravitz fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1991 when this "R hologram" style of RIAA award was made (1990-97). That makes this award approx. 29 years old. The award was given to Jeff Grabow, who was at the time National Director of Urban Marketing for Virgin Records. 

The award is in Very Good condition with some mars on the frame and plexiglass. It has been rebacked.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com