In-house award for Mary Chapin Carpenter's album Come On, Come On with thanks letter autographed by Carpenter. The album was released on June 26, 1992 and here is recognized after selling two million copies for 2x Multi-Platinum status, which the RIAA certified on March 1, 1994.
Seven of the tracks on the album reached the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart from 1992 to '94 and the album rose to #6 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album would eventually sell four million copies by 2002. See image for the certifications of this album by the RIAA.* Note that this is not a RIAA award.
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- Artist management/label sales award for Mary Chapin Carpenter album Come On, Come On
- Award features thanks letter signed by Carpenter
- Presented to Transworld Entertainment executive
- Estimated to have been made in the mid-1990s
- Has original back with Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's label (Ill-Eagle also makes official RIAA awards)
- In VG condition with only minor mars on frame and plexiglas
- Award measures approx. 17" x 15"
- Great collector's item for any Mary Chapin Carpenter fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Award is unique in that it contains a note of thanks hand signed by Carpenter. While no Certificate or Letter of Authenticity comes with this award, it is a sealed award and we believe the autograph to be genuine. In addition, this piece was given to an industry executive with Transworld Entertainment and their 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.
The award is in Very Good condition with some minor frame wear. It has its original backing paper and Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com