RIAA Gold Album award for Shawn Mullins album Soul's Core. Released on Sept. 15, 1998 it was certified Gold on Dec. 2, 1998 for 500,000 copies sold.
The album contained Mullins' signature hit "Lullaby", which topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart and hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also charted in numerous other countries. The track "Shimmer" also charted at #27 on Adult Top 40. It By 1999 the album was certified Platinum for one million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA Gold album award
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1999
- Presentation to music industry executive
- All original with manufacturers sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Award measures approx. 14.5" x 19"
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Great collectors item for Shawn Mullins fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1999 making it 23 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 Mullins, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, 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 all original with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker. The award is in Excellent condition with only minor wear on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com