RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum award for Mary Chapin Carpenter's album Come On, Come On. The album was released on June 26, 1992 and here is recognized after selling three million copies for 3x Multi-Platinum status, which the RIAA certified on Dec. 13, 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.*
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- RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum "bar hologram" award with serial number
- In Good condition (see details)
- Presented to music publishing executive
- Known as a RIAA "bar hologram" award with serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collector's item for any Mary Chapin Carpenter fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum award would have been manufactured sometime between 1998 and 2002, given the certification dates and when this style of RIAA awards were made, making this award approximately 18-22 years old. This award was given to EMI Music Publishing executive Bart Weiss.
It is all original with what appears to be unopened backing paper. Although the manufacturer's sticker is not present, there is sticker residue in the size and shape that would indicate the award was most likely made by Fitzgerald Hartley, although that cannot be known for certain. This award is in Good condition, with evidence of minor moisture damage on the bottom left of the matte board (and on the backing paper) and some minor mars on the frame and plexiglas.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com