RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum™ Award for the James Taylor's album J.T. Released on June 22, 1977, the album went Gold within a month and by Jan. 31, 1997 had gone 3x Multi-Platinum, which this award celebrates.
The release contained "Handy Man", which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also topped the Adult Contemporary chart, and "Your Smiling Face" went to #20. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and was nominated for Album Of The Year. It also contained tracks on which Taylor's then wife Carly Simon was featured as a guest vocalist.
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- RIAA Multi-Platinum award with all proper components for the era
- In Excellent condition with only a very minor mar or two on the frame
- First presentation award from sometime in the 1998 time frame
- Unopened back with manufacturer's sticker indicating a completely original award
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 17" x 25"
- Beautiful and rare collectors item
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1998 making this award approximately 21 years old. This award was given to an industry executive and his 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.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglas.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com