Epic Records 1970s label award for The O'Jays album Survival. The album contained the hits the "Give the People What They Want", which topped the Billboard R&B Singles chart, and "Let Me Make Love to You", which reached #10 on the chart. The album itself topped the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart.
This is a label award from Epic Records celebrating sales of over 500,000 copies presented to Sherry Santifer who became the first female, African American promotions manager for CBS Records - New York and New Jersey. She also worked with Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Carole King, Redbone, Minnie Ripperton, The O'Jays and many others. It's likely the award was made in 1975-76 based on the fact that the RIAA did in fact certify it at Gold (500,000 copies sold) in mid-1975.
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- Epic Records sales award for The O'Jays album Survival selling over 500,000 copies (Note: Not a RIAA award)
- Award features "gold" record and metal presentation plate
- Presented to record promotions executive
- Estimated to have been made in 1975-76
- In Good to VG condition (has frame wear and mars on plexiglass)
- Has been rebacked
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collector's item for any fan of The O'Jays
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com