RIAA Platinum Album award for Blaque's debut album. The group's debut was released on June 1, 1999. It was certified Platinum on April 10, 2000 for one million copies sold.
The album featured the single "808" which reached (appropriately) #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Other singles included "I Do" and "Bring It All to Me" (featuring JC Chasez of NSYNC). The album peaked at #53 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #23 on the R&B/Hip Hop chart. See image above for the RIAA certifications of this release.* Remember group member Natina Reed (1979-2012) with this award.
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- RIAA Platinum album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 2000
- Presentation to music industry executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Letter of provenance included
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Great collectors item for any Blaque fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 2000 making it 22 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 Blaque, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Jagged Edge, Billy Joel, LL Cool J, 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 (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 mars on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com