French Disque de Diamant ("Diamond Record") Album Award for MIKA album Life In Cartoon Motion. Released on Jan. 6, 2007 this colorful award celebrates 800,000 copies sold in France as determined by SNEP, the French equivalent of the RIAA. The award was issued in September 2007,
The album's strong sales were fueled in large part by the global success of lead single "Grace Kelly", which went to #3 in France and charted in the top 10 in many other countries as well.
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- French Diamant (Diamond) album award for 800,000 copies sold in France
- Unique and colorful "sofa-shaped" award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award dated September 2007
- Given to music industry executive
- All original with manufacturers sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Colorful award that measures 21" x 14"
- Great collectors item for MIKA fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This colorful French Diamant award would have been manufactured around 2007, making it about 15 years old. The award was given 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 VG to Excellent condition with only a couple of spots of very minor edge wear. The award was made by a French award maker ConnEMara and their manufacturer sticker appears on the back of the award.
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