RIAA Platinum LP award for Michael Bolton's Soul Provider album, which was released on June 23, 1989. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold on Feb. 26, 1990.
A major success for Bolton, the album stayed on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart for an impressive four years straight, peaking at #3. Fueled by hits including the title track, "How Can We Lovers?" and "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You", which he co-wrote and actually recorded after Laura Branigan made a hit with the song in 1983. Also, sax player Kenny G appeared on several tracks. The album also went to #4 in the UK. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum "R hologram" LP and cassette award
- In VG condition with wear on frame
- First presentation award from 1990
- Presentation to recording studio
- Backing paper is original
- Known as a "R hologram" award, produced 1990-97
- Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any Michael Bolton fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime in 1990. That makes this award approx. 31 years old. It is presented to Right Track Recording in NYC.
The award is in VG condition with minor frame mars including one nick at the top back (see image). The award has its original backing paper and while the sticker has fallen off, there is sticker residue in the shape of a Creative Glassics sticker.
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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.