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Macy Gray On How Life Is RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Award for Macy Gray's album On How Life IsThe album, Gray's debut studio release, came out on July 1, 1999. The album was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Sept. 8, 2000 for three million copies sold. 

The album contained the hit that brought Gray widespread attention -- "I Try" which went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 in Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand. The track also won a 2001 Grammy award for Best Female Pop Vocal. The album itself peaked at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, while topping the charts in Australia, New Zealand and Canada among other successes. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.  

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA serial number bar hologram 3x Multi-Platinum award
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 2000
  • Original backing paper
  • Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Award measures 17" x 25"
  • Great collectors item for fan of Macy Gray
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2000 making it approximately 21 years old. This award is presented to Andy Arnold. It is not known what role Arnold played in the creation or promotion of the record.

The award is all original with a serial number RIAA hologram seal and unopened backing paper. While the manufacturer sticker is missing, there is adhesive residue/sticker tear spot consistent with the size, shape and location of an Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker. The award is in VG condition with some minor scratches and mars on the plexiglass and frame.

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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