RIAA Platinum Album Award for rapper/producer Jermaine Dupri's debut album Life In 1472. The album was released on July 9, 1998 and by Sept. 2, 1998 was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Singles from the album included "Money Ain't a Thang" (featuring Jay-Z), "Sweetheart", "The Party Continues", and "Going Home with Me". The album hit #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and reached #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA “serial number bar hologram” Platinum album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 1998
- 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. 17" x 21”
- Great collectors item for any Jermaine Dupri fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1998. It is presented to an artist manager who worked with an array of artists including Dupri, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, DJ Quik, Everlast, Jadakiss, Jay-Z 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 sticker and all correct components. Interesting dead wax engraved message reading "Thug Lifestyles" (see image). This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the plexiglass and frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com