RIAA Gold Album Award for Bo Bice album The Real Thing. The album was released on Dec. 13, 2005 and by Mar. 2, 2006 was certified Gold by the RIAA.
American Idol season 4 (2005) runner up Bice did well with his debut album on the strength of single "The Real Thing" which had reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album rose to #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.
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- RIAA “serial number bar hologram” Gold album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 2006
- Presented to record label
- Has original backing paper and manufacturer's label
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 21" x 18.25”
- Great collectors item for any Bo Bice or American Idol fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2006. The award is presented to 19 Entertainment, the label to which all Idol contestants are signed upon entering the competition.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the plexiglass and frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com