ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) Gold Album Award for MIKA album Life In Cartoon Motion. Released on Jan. 6, 2007 the album was by June 2007 certified Gold by the ARIA for 500,000 in sales. By Dec 2014 it had been certified 2x Platinum by the ARIA.
It also recognizes the lead single "Grace Kelly" from the album, which went to #1 in Australia and many other countries as well. The album was also successful in many world markets. See image above for the ARIA sales certification of the album*.
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- ARIA Gold album award
- In Good to VG condition
- First presentation award made in 2007
- Presentation to music industry executive
- All original with manufacturers sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Colorful award that measures 16.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for MIKA fan
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Detailed Item Description: This colorful ARIA Gold award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2007, making it 15 years old.
The award is presented to Jerry Blair, a record executive who held roles at CBS, Chrysalis, and Columbia Records. Blair played a key role in the success of artists including MIKA, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith 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).
This award is in Good to VG condition with some frame wear affecting the corners only (see images). The award was made by an ARIA award maker and their manufacturer sticker appears on the back of the award.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage record awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.
As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.
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*ARIA sales data source: ARIA.com.au/accreditations