RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum™ Award for Mariah Carey's Rainbow album, which was released on Nov. 2, 1999. The album was also certified 3x Multi-Platinum™ by the RIAA the same day for 3 million copies sold given the pre-orders placed by retailers due to strong sales of Carey's first two albums.
The album reached #2 on the Billboard 200 while hitting #1 in numerous world markets (such as the Europe chart) and produced two Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles: "Heartbreaker" (featuring Jay-Z) and"Thank God I Found You" (featuring Joe and 98 Degrees).
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- RIAA Multi-Platinum award with all proper components for the era
- In Excellent condition with only a few very minor mars on the frame
- First presentation award from 1999-2000
- A completely original award with original manufacturer's label
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 17" x 25"
- Beautiful collectors item
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime in late 1999 or early 2000 making this award approximately 20 years old. It was given to an industry executive and his signed and notarized letter of provenance will provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.
This award has original backing paper with Ill-Eagle manufacturer's label and all correct internal components. It is in excellent condition with only a very minor mar or two on the 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