RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum Award for Billy Joel album River Of Dreams. Released on Aug. 8, 1993, the album was certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Mar. 9, 1994 for four million copies sold.
Producing the singles "The River Of Dreams", "All About Soul" and "No Man's Land" the album hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It was also nominated for the Grammys for Album Of The Year, Best Pop Vocal Performace -Male, Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year, the latter two for "The River Of Dreams". The album was eventually certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for five million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album*.
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- RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1994
- Presentation to music industry executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures 13" x 17"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Billy Joel fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1994 making this award 28 years old. The award is presented to Jerry Blair, a record executive who held roles at CBS, Chrysalis, and Columbia Records.
Blair played a key role in the success of artists including Joel, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, 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).
This award is all original with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker. The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor wear on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.