RIAA Platinum Album Award for John Legend album Get Lifted. The album was released on Dec. 28, 2004 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Feb. 10, 2005.
The album, Legend's debut, featured the hits "Used to Love U", "Number One", "So High", and "Ordinary People", the latter of which earned a Grammy award in 2006. Legend also won the Best New Artist and Best R&B Album Grammy awards. The album itself peaked at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #12 in the UK. It also sold well in many other world markets. By 2020 the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for two million copies sold. 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 2005
- Presented to music television 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. 23" x 23”
- Great collectors item for any John Legend 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 2005, making it about 18 years old. It represents the first major success for Legend and is presented to Leah Horwitz, a long time music-related television producer and executive.
This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. It is all original with Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com