RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Award for Mary J. Blige's Share My World album. Released on April 22, 1997, by Nov. 17, 1997 the release had been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for two million copies sold.
The album became Blige's first album to go to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album charts. The release garnered Blige a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album in 1998 along with wins at the American Music Awards and the Soul Train Awards. By 1999 it had gone 3x Multi-Platinum.
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- Unusual narrow design RIAA Multi-Platinum award with all proper components for the era
- In Excellent condition with only a very minor mar or two on the frame
- First presentation award from sometime in the 1997 time frame
- 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 9" x 22"
- Beautiful and rare collectors item
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1998 making this award approximately 22 years old. This award was given to music industry choreographer Laurieann Gibson.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com