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Robert Plant Now and Zen RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum album award for Robert Plant's solo album Now And Zen, released on Feb. 29, 1988. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 9, 1988 for 1 million copies sold.

The award also celebrates the success of single "Tall Cool One", which became a global hit, rising to #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and #25 on the Hot 100. That track and other single "Heaven Knows" featured Led Zeppelin band mate Jimmy Page on guitar. The album rose as high as #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #10 in the UK Albums chart. By 2001 the album was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "flower hologram" Platinum album award with CD and album artwork
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 1988
  • Presentation to music executive
  • All original components unaltered with manufacturer's sticker
  • Award measures approx. 18" x 11.25"
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime in 1988 when this style of RIAA award was made ("flower RIAA hologram"). It is presented to music industry executive Howard Johnson. That makes this award approx. 32 years old.

This award appears to be in original condition, i.e. unaltered components including what appears to be an original back with Creative Glassics sticker. This award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very, very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglas. 

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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.