RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award for 2Pac album Me Against The World. The album was released on March 14, 1995 and by Dec. 6, 1995 was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. Remember 2Pac's life and legacy on the 25th anniversary of his untimely passing with this rare award.
The track "Dear Mama" topped the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart and hit #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. "So Many Tears" and "Temptations" also charted. The album itself debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts and also rose to top spots in many other world markets. The release was also nominated for Best Rap Album and "Dear Mama" was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance at the Grammy awards in 1996 and won Best Rap Album at the 1996 Soul Train Music Awards. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 1995-96
- Presented to record executive
- Has been rebacked
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21”
- Great collectors item for any 2Pac fan
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Detailed Item Description: This 2Pac RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in late 1995/early 1996, making it about 26 years old. It is presented to late promotions executive Marc Benesch, who headed the promotion department at Interscope when this 2Pac record was released. He also worked at Priority, Columbia and TVT Records with many other artists including Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, Billy Joel, New Kids on the Block, Nine Inch Nails, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, and the Wallflowers.
This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. It is an all original award but has been rebacked.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com