RIAA 5x Multi-Platinum Award for 50 Cent's album The Massacre. Released on March 5, 2005, the album went 5x Multi-Platinum on Dec. 16, 2005, which this award celebrates.
The release produced the #1 Billboard Hot 100 single "Candy Shop" (featuring Olivia)", "Disco Inferno", and "Just A Lil Bit", both of which hit #3. The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. By 2020 the album was certified 6x Multi-Platinum for six million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA 5x Multi-Platinum award with CD in the middle of the platinum record, album miniature, presentation plate and brushed metal frame
- In VG to Excellent condition with only a minor scratch or two on the frame
- Made after 2005
- Presented to recording studio
- With original manufacturer's sticker on backing
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Beautiful collectors item for any 50 Cent fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 5x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime after 2005 making this award approximately 16 years old. This award is presented to Legacy Recording Studios, one of the studios at which the album was recorded (at other times the studio was called Right Track Recording).
The award is all original with Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on its back. This award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com