RIAA Gold Award for Kenny Lattimore's self-titled debut album. This album was released on May 10, 1997 and was certified Gold by the RIAA on July 7, 1997 for 500,000 copies sold.
Lattimore's debut produced the singles "Never Too Busy," "Just What It Takes", "Always Remember", and "For You", the latter of which peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top R&B Singles chart. The album reached #19 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #92 on the Top 200 Album chart.
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- RIAA Gold award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1997
- Presentation to music industry executive
- All original with manufacturers sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures 13" x 17"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Kenny Lattimore fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1997 making it 25 years old. The award is presented to 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 Lattimore, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, 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).
This award is all original with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker. It is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor wear on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.