RIAA Platinum LP award for Yes album 90125. Released as their eleventh studio album on Nov. 7, 1983, the album marked the group's reformation with the involvement of Trevor Rabin and Trevor Horn once singer Jon Anderson agreed to record the vocals on the tracks that had been written. The release was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Jan. 17, 1984 for 1 million copies sold.
The album became a big success at radio, largely because of lead single "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", which topped the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's only track to achieve that feat to date. An instrumental track, "Cinema", also earned them a Grammy Award. By 1998 the album has been certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the late RIAA "strip plate" era with platinum disc and platinum strip info plate
- In VG to Excellent condition with only a minor mar or two on frame and plexiglas
- First presentation award from around 1984
- Presentation to industry executive
- Backing paper has been changed but all internals appear original
- Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1981-85
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any Yes fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1984. That makes this award approx. 36 years old.
This award is a first presentation Platinum award in VG condition for a 35-year-old piece, with only a minor mar or two on the frame. It has been rebacked likely due to a torn back paper. It is a RIAA "strip plate" award presented to record label promotion and A&R executive Marc Nathan.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.