RIAA Platinum Album Award for Snoop Dogg album Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$. The album was released on Nov. 26, 2002 and by Mar. 31, 2003 was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
The album featured singles "From tha Chuuuch to da Palace" (featuring Pharrell) and "Beautiful" (featuring Pharrell and Charlie Wilson). It reached #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts. The album also did well in many other markets around the world. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum album award
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 2003
- Has original backing paper and manufacturer label
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 20.5" x 17.5”
- Great collectors item for any Snoop Dogg fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This Snoop Dogg RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2003. It is presented to David Miller. It is not known what role Miller played in the creation or promotion of the release.
This award is in Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. Also all original with unopened backing paper and J.F. Duke manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com