Impressive, large label award celebrating 40 million copies sold worldwide of multiple Michael Bolton albums. The albums listed on the award include The Hunger, Soul Provider, Time, Love & Tenderness, Timeless (The Classics), The One Thing and Greatest Hits 1985-1995, all of which reached top 10 positions in many music markets around the world. The award was made around 1996-98 for Columbia Records executive Jerry Blair.
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- Label award celebrating 40 million Michael Bolton albums sold
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award from around 1996-98
- Presented to record label executive
- Letter of provenance included
- Very large award measuring 38" x 27"
- Fantastic, rare collectors item for any Michael Bolton fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S. (a great deal on this very large award)
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This impressive award features individual album artwork from various of Bolton's most successful albums. It would have been manufactured around 1996-98, making it about 34 years old.
It is presented to Jerry Blair, who was a record executive at Columbia Records. In addition to working on Bolton releases at Columbia, Blair played a key role in the success of other artists as well, including Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith, Bruce Springsteen and many others. The award is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Blair's son, who later took possession of his father's awards and memorabilia (see image of letter, son's name is redacted on image, buyer will receive unredacted copy).
The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only some very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass.
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