BPI (British Phonograph Industry Association) Platinum Album Award for MIKA album Life In Cartoon Motion. Released in the UK on Feb. 5, 2007 the album was by Feb, 27, 2007 certified Platinum by the BPI. By mid 2008 it had been certified 5x Platinum by the BPI.
The album featured the #1 smash "Grace Kelly" and several other tracks charted as well, including "Relax Take It Easy", "Happy Ending" and others. It also recognizes #1 status of the album on the UK Album Chart as of Feb. 17, 2007. See image above for all the BPI sales certifications of the album*.
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- BPI Platinum album award
- Shows the album's #1 position on UK Album Chart
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 2007
- Presentation to music industry executive
- All original
- 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 BPI Platinium 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 Excellent condition with only minor frame wear. The award is all original but no manufacturer sticker is present.
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*ARIA sales data source: ARIA.com.au/accreditations