RIAA Gold Award for Dream album It Was All A Dream. Released on Jan. 23, 2001 and was certified Gold by the RIAA on Feb. 21, 2001 for 500,000 copies sold.
The girl group, which was signed to Sean Combs' Bad Boy Records, released this, their debut album, and it produced the singles "He Loves U Not", which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "This Is Me" which also charted. The album reached #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. By March 2001 it had been certified Platinum by RIAA for one million sold in the U.S. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA Gold award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 2001
- Presentation to music industry executive
- All original with manufacturers sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Known as a RIAA "serial number hologram" award, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 13" x 17"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Dream 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 2001 making it 21 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 Dream, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, 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 and memorabilia (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. It is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor wear on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.