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2Pac "California Love"/"How Do U Want It" 2x Multi-Platinum Single Award - RARE

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RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Single Award for 2Pac double A-side singles "California Love" and "How Do U Want It". Released on December 3, 1995, it  was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on August 6, 1996. Remember 2Pac's life and legacy on the 25th anniversary of his untimely passing with this rare award.

The track topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, also landing in the top spot or top 10 in many other countries worldwide. It garnered a Grammy award nomination in 1997 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this single*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Single award
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award made in 1998
  • All original with manufacturer stickers
  • Known as a RIAA "serial number hologram" award, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21”
  • Great collectors item for any 2Pac fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This 2Pac RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Single award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1998, making it about 24 years old. It is presented to late promotions executive Lee Tompkins. It is not known what role Tompkins played in the creation or promotion of the record.

This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. It is an all original award with Dejay Products manufacturer stickers.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com