RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award for Jay-Z album The Black Album. The album was released on November 14, 2003 and by Feb. 17, 2004 was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
The album produced singles "99 Problems" along Billboard top 10 hits "Change Clothes" and "Dirt off Your Shoulder". It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and sold well in many other world markets. By 2005 the album was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for three million sold. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA “serial number bar hologram” 2x Multi-Platinum album award with double platinum discs, CD and album art
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 2004
- Presented to artist manager
- 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 approx. 25" x 21”
- Great collectors item for any Jay-Z fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This Jay-Z RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2003, making it 18 years old. It is presented to an artist manager who worked with an array of artists including Jay-Z, 2Pac, DJ Quik, Everlast, Jadakiss, Snoop Dog and others. His signed and notarized letter of provenance will provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Dejay Products manufacturer's stickers and all correct components. This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the plexiglass and frame.
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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