RIAA Platinum LP award for UB40's Labour Of Love II album. Released on Nov. 27, 1989, the group's ninth album consisted mostly of covers and was certified Platinum for one million copies sold on June 24, 1991.
The release included hit singles "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" which went to #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, "The Way You Do the Things You Do" hit #6 while "Kingston Town" peaked at #4 on the UK singles chart." See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Made in 1991
- Original back with manufacturer sticker
- Presented to record industry executive
- Known as a "R hologram" award they were made from 1990-1997
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any UB40 or reggae fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is an original first presentation RIAA award from around 1991, making it 31 years old. It is presented to record industry executive Jeffrey Naumann, who was in record promotion with Virgin, RCA and other record labels.
It is in VG to Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It has its' original back with Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com