RIAA 5x Multi-Platinum Album award for Jewel's debut Pieces Of You. Released on February 13, 1995, the release was certified 5x Multi-Platinum for five million copies sold on July 9, 1997.
Jewel's debut album led her on an unusual path to success. Upon release in 1995 the album failed to chart. Two years later, however, Bob Dylan invited her to become the opening act on his tour, giving her music and the album broad exposure. This led to single "Who Will Save Your Soul" getting significant airplay and helped the album reach #4 on Billboard Top 200 Albums chart two years after its initial release.
The album went on to become a smash and by 2006 was certified 12x Multi-Platinum (past Diamond status) by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Multi-Platinum LP award with all proper components for the "R hologram" award era with album art and lyrics printed on plexiglas
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1997
- Presentation to then WEA Chairman/CEO
- All original including backing paper with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Jewel fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description:
This is a first presentation RIAA 5x Multi-Platinum award made in 1997 making it approximately 23 years old. It is presented to Dave Mount, who served as Chairman/CEO of WEA (Warner/Elektra/Atlantic) Records from 1993 to 2002.
The award is in VG condition with one small ding on its black plastic frame but otherwise only minor blemishes. It also has its original backing paper with Ill-Eagle manufacturer's 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com