RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album award for the Dido No Angel album, which was released on June 1, 1999. The album went 2x Multi-Platinum on Jan. 30, 2001 and would eventually go 4x Multi-Platinum later that same year.
"Here With Me", "Don't Think Of Me", "Thank You" and "Hunter" all did very well on the charts in many world music markets. The album itself reached #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #1 on the UK Album chart. See the image above for all the RIAA certifications of this album.*
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- RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 2001
- Presentation to record executive
- Letter of provenance included
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 13.5" x 16"
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime around 2001, making this award 18 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 Dido, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, 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).
The award is in Excellent condition, with only a couple of minor mars on the frame and the award has its' original Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.