RIAA Platinum Single Award for Clay Aiken track "This Is The Night". The tune was released on June 10, 2003 and by July 15, 2003 was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
American Idol season 2 (2003) runner up Aiken had a hit with this debut single, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart on release, also topping the charts in Canada and New Zealand. It also helped drive his debut album to #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.
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- RIAA “serial number bar hologram” Platinum single award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 2003
- 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. 24" x 24”
- Great collectors item for any Clay Aiken or American Idol fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This large and impressive RIAA Platinum single award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2003. 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, Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. It features an error on the presentation plate with the "1,000,000" copies sold misprinted as "1,00,00." This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the plexiglass and frame.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage record awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.
As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.
*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com