Brand new sealed in original plastic RIAA Platinum LP award for Rod Stewart's It Had To Be You... Songs From The Great American Songbook. The album was released on Oct. 22, 2002 and the album was certified Gold and Platinum on the same day by the RIAA -- Nov. 27, 2002— for 1 million copies sold. This award also features a card affixed inside the award signed by Stewart.
The album of standards rose to #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #8 U.K. Albums chart. By 2006 the album had been certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the RIAA "bar hologram" award era
- Autographed by Rod Stewart in black felt pen on card inside the award
- Brand new award sealed in original plastic
- First presentation award from sometime in the 2002-03 time frame
- Presented to music executive
- All original components with original Ill-Eagle manufacturer sticker
- Award measures 18.25" x 22.25"
- Great collector's item for a Rod Stewart fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime in 2002-03. That makes this award approximately 16-17 years old. It is presented to record executive Barbera Ligis. The card inside autographed by Stewart is inscribed “Best Wishes Barbera.” The award is in new condition in original plastic.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com