Cher The Very Best Of Cher RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award. This greatest hits album was released on Mar. 10, 2003 and by Dec. 17, 2003 was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
Featuring major hits of Cher's career, it included recent hits such as "If I Could Turn Back Time", "Believe", and "I Found Someone", the classics "I Got You Babe", "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves", and "Take Me Home", and others. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and #17 on the UK Top Albums charts, along with scoring chart positions in many other countries. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "serial number bar hologram" 2x Multi-Platinum award with spectacular "sparkle" design and album art
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 2003
- Presented to marketing and promotions exec
- 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 15" x 24.5"
- Great collectors item for any Cher fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award was made in 2003, making it approx. 19 years old. It is a first presentation award that was presented to late dance music marketing and promotions executive Orlando Puerta, who was a major champion of Cher's work, including helping make "Believe" a #1 hit some years earlier. He also worked with Bette Midler, Linkin Park, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Depeche Mode, New Order, Orgy, Static X, Michael Bublé and Seal.
Here's what Madonna told a Billboard reporter when Puerta passed away in April 2020: “I am forever indebted to Orlando and he will be sorely missed. His passion and commitment to dance and club music had no limits and he was a very big reason I had 50 number ones on the dance charts. Thank you Orlando. RIP.”
The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only very minor scratches and mars on the plexiglass and frame. It is complete with original backing paper with Jewel Box Platinuim manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com