Impressive, very large label award celebrating 160 million copies sold worldwide of eleven Mariah Carey albums and singles. The albums and tracks all reached #1 or top 10 in most major markets in the world. The award was made around 1998 for her one time manager and Columbia Records exec Jerry Blair.
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- Label award celebrating 160 million Mariah Carey albums sold
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award from around 1998
- Presented to former manager/record executive
- Letter of provenance included
- Very large award measuring 50" x 37"
- Beautiful and rare collectors item for any Mariah Carey fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S. (a great deal on this very large award)
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This impressive award features individual album artwork and CDs around a world map and portrait or Carey. It would have been manufactured around 1998, making it about 34 years old.
It is presented to Jerry Blair, who was at the time Carey's manager and who had a long association wih her including during his time as a record executive at Columbia Records. In addition to working with Carey, Blair played a key role in the success of artists Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith, Bruce Springsteen 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 in VG to Excellent condition with some very minor wear on its' silver frame. The award was made by Ill Eagle Enterprises (who also made RIAA awards at the time) and its' back is finished with a wire hanger over brown craft paper.
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