RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum Album Award for Mariah Carey's Music Box album which was released on Aug. 20, 1993. It was certified 7x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on June 29, 1994 for seven million copies sold.
Ultra successful, the album produced three Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles for Carey including "Dreamlover", "Hero" and "Without You", the latter cover of the Badfinger tune becoming her most successful international #1 to date. The album also topped the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and repeated this feat in numerous other countries, becoming Carey's most successful album to date. By 1997 the release had been certified 10x Multi-Platinum by RIAA, becoming a rare Diamond award winner in the U.S. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "R hologram" 7x Multi-Platinum award with CD, cassette and album miniatures
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1994
- Presented to record executive
- All original with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 13" x 20"
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Letter of provenance included
- Great collectors item for any Mariah Carey fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 7x Multi-Platinum album award that would have been manufactured in 1994 when this "R hologram" style of RIAA award was made (1990-97). That makes this award approx. 28 years old.
The award is presented to Jerry Blair, Carey's manager at one time and a record executive who held roles at CBS, Chrysalis, and Columbia Records. Blair played a key role in the success of artists including Carey, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, 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).
The award is in Very Good condition with ony minor mars on the frame. The award also has its' original backing paper and Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker.
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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