Elvis Presley ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Album Award. This album of Elvis hits was released on September 24, 2002 and by December 19, 2002 was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. The album was released to celebrate The King's life and musical legacy on the 25th anniversary of his death.
The album was warmly received, rising to #1 upon release on all of the Billboard Top 200 Albums, Billboard Top Country Albums and UK Top Albums charts. It also went to #1 or into the top 10 in many other world music markets. It also was the album to debut the JXL remix of 1968 Elvis single "A Little Less Conversation" that went to #1 on the UK and Australia singles charts, along with those in 22 other countries. This marked the first time the Elvis Presley estate had authorized a remix of an Elvis track. By 2018 the album had been certified 6x Multi-Platinum. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- Unique "#1" design RIAA "serial number bar hologram" 3x Multi-Platinum album award with album art
- In Good to VG condition
- First presentation award made in 2002 or early 2003
- Presented to Transworld Entertainment
- 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 18.5" x 34"
- Great collectors item for any Elvis Presley fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum award is for Elvis Presley's ELV1S: 30 #1s album. It is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2002 or early 2003. This award was given to an industry executive with Transworld Entertainment and their signed and notarized letter of provenance will provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.
The award is a serial number RIAA hologram award in Good to VG condition with a unique frame shape (outlining the #1) and album artwork. It is complete with original backing paper with Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker. The backing paper has been torn in several areas and has been repaired using removable artist's tape to preserve originality of the award. The award has a small amount of dust in one inside corner and a fairly minor mar on one outer corner of the frame. Finally, the RIAA serial number hologram has some degradation but the serial number can still be read.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com