RIAA Gold album award for the Hercules Disney animated film soundtrack. This soundtrack album was released on May 27, 1997 and was certified Gold by the RIAA on Aug. 27, 1997 for 500,000 copies sold.
The soundtrack for this Disney animated film contained a track from Michael Bolton, "Go The Distance", which reached #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 but most of the soundtrack was from the film's voice actors such as Danny Devito, Charlton Heston and others. The album reached #37 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
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- RIAA Gold album award
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1997
- Presented to record label executive
- Provenance letter included
- All original components unaltered with original backing paper and manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 14" x 18"
- RIAA "serial number hologram" awards were made from 1998 to present
- Great collector's item for any Disney or Hercules movie fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1997 making it approx. 25 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 this soundtrack, along with artists including 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 and memorabilia (see image of letter, son's name is redacted on image, buyer will receive unredacted copy).
This award is in VG condition with only only minor frame mars. The award has its orginal backing paper with manufacturer's sticker from Fitzgerald Hartley Marketing.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com