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Linda Ronstadt What's New Asylum Records label award

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Linda Ronstadt What's New Asylum Records label "platinum" award. This album was released in Sept. 1983 and while this is not a RIAA award, the album was in fact certified Platinum by the RIAA on Dec. 14, 1983 for 1 million copies sold. 

The album of traditional pop standards went to #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and #31 on the UK Album Chart.  The album also brought Ronstadt another Grammy award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female. By 1993 the album would be certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for three million sold.

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Item Highlights:

  • Asylum Records label "platinum" album award
  • In Good to VG condition with a mars on frame 
  • Award dates from 1983-84
  • Presented to radio station
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collector's item for any Linda Ronstadt fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a label award that would have been manufactured in 1983 making it 38 years old. It is a first presentation award that is presented to a radio station. A letter of provenance from the radio station executive who owned the award will be provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.

The award is in Good to VG condition with all original components. It has some typical mars and scratches on the frame but is generally in VG condition otherwise. This is a heavy award with real glass.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: 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.

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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com