RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Award for Mary J. Blige's album Mary. Released on August 17, 1999, by Oct. 18, 2000 the release had been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for two million copies sold.
The album, which featured numerous guest artists including Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Jadakiss, Elton John, went to #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album charts and stayed on the chart for 57 weeks. Hits included "All That I Can Say", "Deep Inside", and "Give Me You". The album also did well in numerous international markets including Canada, the U.K. and Japan.
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- RIAA Multi-Platinum award with album artwork portrait of Mary J. Blige
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 2000
- Unopened back with manufacturer's sticker indicating a completely original award
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 19" x 29"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Mary J. Blige fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2000 making it approximately 20 years old. This award is presented to record promotion executive Lillian Matulic, who was then at MCA Records.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com