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Jay-Z The Blueprint 2.1 RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Album Award for Jay-Z album The Blueprint 2.1. Released on Nov. 12, 2002 and by just a month later on Dec. 10 was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. 

The album was a reissue and re-cut version of The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse. With many guest appearances including then-girlfriend Beyonce, Dr. Dre, The Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, Beanie Siegal, Scarface, Lenny Kravitz, it also had a host of well-known producers. One single was released, which was "La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again)", which also was featured in the 2003 film Bad Boys II. The album hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and sold well in many other world markets. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum album award 
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award made in 2003
  • Presented to record promotion executive
  • Has original backing paper and manufacturer's label
  • Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Award measures approx. 17" 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 3x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2003, making it about 20 years old. It is presented to Jeff McClusky & Associates, a long time independent record promoter that worked with many record labels.

This award is in VG condition with only minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. It is all original with unopened backing paper and Ill Eagle manufacturer sticker. 

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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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com