MonarC Entertainment award for Mariah Carey's 2002 Charmbracelet album reaching 300,000 in sales to her then manager (and President of MonarC) Jerry Blair. The album's lead single was "Through the Rain". This award is clearly from early 2002 shortly after the album's release since it hit #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and went Platinum for over a million sold.
MonarC was Carey's own label (named after her lifelong love of butterflies), which was distributed by Island Records at the time and headed by Blair. In addition to managing Carey, he had earlier been a top executive at Columbia Records and signed Carey to that label through their lengthy working relationship. Blair also played a key role in the success of many other artists including Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith, The Fugees 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 condition with only very minor mars, including a small spot on the presentation plate (see image).
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- MonarC Entertainment (Mariah Carey's label) award for 2002 Mariah Carey album Charmbracelet
- In VG condition, including its' red velvet matte and ornate gold-colored frame
- Award from 2002
- Presented to then manager/label executive
- Letter of provenance included
- Award measures approx. 18" x 15"
- Great collectors item for any Mariah Carey fan
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