RIAA Platinum Album Award for Taylor Hicks debut. The album was released on Dec. 12, 2006 and by Jan. 16, 2007 was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
American Idol season 5 (2006) winner Hicks did well with his debut album on the strength of single "Just to Feel That Way", driving the album to #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
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- RIAA “serial number bar hologram” Platinum album award with charts
- In VG condition
- First presentation award made in 2007
- Presented to record label
- Has original backing paper and manufacturer's label
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 21" x 18”
- Great collectors item for any Taylor Hicks or American Idol fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2007. The award is presented to 19 Entertainment, the label to which all Idol contestants are signed upon entering the competition.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the plexiglass and frame, including a small chip on the bottom rail.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage record awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com