RIAA 6x Multi-Platinum Album Award for 2Pac album Greatest Hits. The album was released on November 24, 1998 and on Dec. 23, 1999 was certified 6x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. Remember 2Pac's life and legacy on the 25th anniversary of his untimely passing with this rare award.
The album contained the most popular tracks recorded by Tupac Shakir before his untimely death including of course “California Love”, and two new tracks including “Unconditional Love” and “Changes", the latter of which earned 2Pac his first (and only, to date) Grammy award nomination. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and sold well in many other world markets. By 2011 the album became a rare Diamond seller with 10 million copies sold. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA “R serial number hologram” 6x Multi-Platinum album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 1999/early 2000
- Presented to artist manager
- Has original backing paper and manufacturer's label
- Known as a "RIAA serial number hologram" award, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 17" x 25”
- Great collectors item for any 2Pac fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This 2Pac RIAA 6x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1999/2000 making it about 21-22 years old. It is presented to an artist manager who worked with an array of artists including 2Pac, DJ Quik, Everlast, Jadakiss, Jay-Z, Snoop Dog and others. His signed and notarized letter of provenance will provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the plexiglass and frame.
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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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com