RIAA Platinum Award for Jessica Simpson single "I Wanna Love You Forever." The track was released on Sept. 28, 1999 and certified Platinum by the RIAA a month later on December 20, 1999 for one million copies sold.
The single became Simpson's breakthrough hit. It was her first single, released in advance of the release of her debut album, Sweet Kisses. The track peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this single*.
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- RIAA serial number bar hologram Platinum single award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1999
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 13" x 17"
- Great and rare collectors item for any Jessica Simpson fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum single award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1999 making it approximately 23 years old.
The award is presented to Leonard Ross. It is not known what role Ross played in the creation of promotion of the record but the award was owned by Jerry Blair, a record executive who held roles at CBS, Chrysalis, and Columbia Records. Blair played a key role in the success of 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).
The award is all original with a serial number RIAA hologram seal and unopened backing paper with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker. It is in VG to Excellent condition with only a very few minor mars on the frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com