Label award for the soundtrack to the 1993 film Philadelphia. Released on Mar. 18, 1997, the soundtrack album contained tracks from numerous artists. Perhaps most notable was Bruce Springsteen's haunting contribution "Streets Of Philadelphia" which garnered much radio and MTV airplay after debuting in the film. It also won Springsteen the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.
Other tracks were contributed by artists including Peter Gabriel, Indigo Girls, Sade, Spin Doctors, Neil Young and others. The album earned a Platinum certification from the RIAA for one million sold along with many other sales certifications in other music markets around the world, as indicated on the plaque. (Note: This is not a RIAA award).
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- Label award for the soundtrack album for the 1993 film Philadelphia
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award made around 1994
- Presented to record label executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Large award measures 28" x 20"
- Great collectors item for any fan of the film or the artists on the soundtrack
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This award features film artwork and would have been manufactured around 1994 making it 28 years old.
The award is presented to Jerry Blair, who was at the time a record executive at Columbia Records. Blair played a key role in the success of the soundtrack and artists 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 condition with only very minor frame wear and a few mars on the plexiglass. This award is all original with Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer sticker (Ill Eagle also made RIAA awards so the construction is basically the same).
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.