RIAA Platinum Album Award for Tupac Shakur story soundtrack album Tupac: Resurrection. The album was released on November 4, 2003 and by December 16, 2003 was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Note: The RIAA lists Tupac under the stylized name 2 Pac. Tupac awards are rare.
The soundtrack for the Academy Award-nominated documentary, the album featured some previously unreleased Tupac tracks including "Death Around the Corner", "Secretz of War" and "Holler If Ya Hear Me" along with performances by The Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, 50 Cent, Outlawz and Digital Underground. It reached #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and sold well in many other world markets.
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- RIAA "serial number bar hologram" Platinum album award with album art
- In VG condition
- First presentation award made in 2004
- Presented to a songwriter
- 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 18" x 22"
- Great collectors item for any Tupac fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This Tupac RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2004. This award was given to the late songwriter Jake Hooker, a member of The Arrows who co-wrote "I Love Rock and Roll" and who was involved in some sort of song publishing deal with songwriter Duane Hitchings. Hitchings co-wrote a 1984 Temptations song, a sample of which was used in 1996 Tupac track "Hit 'Em Up".
The award is a serial number RIAA hologram award with an album art-oriented design and frame. It is complete with original backing paper with Milestone manufacturer's sticker. In Very Good condition although frame has some minor nicks and mars and backing paper has some tears.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com