RIAA Platinum LP award for Yes for their album 90125. Released on Nov. 11, 1983, it was certified Platinum® by the RIAA on Jan. 17, 1984 for 1 million copies sold.
"Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "It Can Happen", "Changes" and "Hold On" became hits from the album, a more commercial 80s rock-oriented foray for the prog rockers, albeit with a somewhat different line up than their 1971 Fragile days. The album rose to #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #16 on the UK chart. "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remains the group's only #1. One of the album's tracks, "Cinema", also won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum frame, platinum disc and platinum info plate
- In Good to VG condition with minor scratches on frame and some spotting on record label and album miniature
- First presentation award from sometime around 1984
- Presentation to music executive Sam Kaiser
- Has been rebacked
- Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1981-85
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for fan of Yes
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime in 1984. That makes this award approx. 35 years old.
This award has been re-backed but appears to have completely unaltered. It is in good to very good condition for a 35-year-old piece, with some minor scratches on the frame, and some spotting on the record label and album miniature. The award is presented to music executive Sam Kaiser.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.