Impressive, large label award for Aerosmith album Nine Lives, celebrating the worldwide sales and success of the album. Released on Mar. 18, 1997, the album was the group's twelfth and sold well in the U.S. and all around the world.
"Hole In My Soul", "Pink" and "Taste Of India" all charted as singles and "Pink" won a Grammy award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and an MTV Video Award. The album hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and top ten in most other major markets in the world, earning many Multi-Platinum certifications to add to the 2x Multi-Platinum RIAA certification earned in the U.S. (Note: This is not a RIAA award).
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- Label award for Aerosmith's 1997 album Nine Lives with overprinted plexiglass and "3D" album artwork components
- In VG condition
- Award made around 1998
- Presented to record label executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Large award measures 38" x 31.5"
- Awesome and rare collectors item for any Aerosmith fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S. (a great deal on this large award)
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This impressive and colorful label award, which features album artwork and overprint on the plexiglass, would have been manufactured around 1998 making it 34 years old.
The award is presented to Jerry Blair, who was at the time a record executive at Columbia Records. Blair played a key role in the success of 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).
The award is in VG condition with only very minor frame wear and a few mars on the plexiglass. This award is all original with Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer sticker (Ill Eagle also made RIAA awards so the construction is basically the same).
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.