Aladdin original motion picture soundtrack RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Album Award. Released on Oct. 27, 1992 it was certified 3x Multi-Platinum on Oct. 28, 1993 for three million copies sold.
The soundtrack was a huge success, producing the Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle single "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song itself (sung by others on the original film soundtrack) won both a Grammy and an Oscar. The album peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top Albums chart and won two other Grammy awards, an Oscar and a Golden Globe, which variously recognized writers and producers Alan Menken, Tim Rice, and Walter Afanasieff. See the image above for all the RIAA certifications of this album.*
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- RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Album Award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1993
- Presentation to music industry executive
- Has photo inside with Peabo Bryson and award recipient
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Award measures approx. 17" x 25"
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- One-of-a-kind collectors item for Aladdin, Peabo Bryson or Regina Belle fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Album award that would have been manufactured in 1993 making it 29 years old. The award is presented to Jerry Blair, a record executive who held roles at CBS, Chrysalis, and Columbia Records. Blair is pictured on the left in the photo inside the award, along with Peabo Bryson and one other unidentified person. While there are no doubt other RIAA awards for this title around, none likely have this photo built into the design.
Blair played a key role in the success of this soundtrack, along with artists including Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith and many others. The award is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Blair's son, who later took possession of his father's awards and memorabilia (see image of letter, son's name is redacted on image, buyer will receive unredacted copy).
This award is all original with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker. The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor wear on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com