RIAA 5x Multi-Platinum Award for Blues Traveler's four album. The group's breakthrough debut was released on Sept. 13, 1994. The album was certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on April 26, 1996 for five million copies sold.
This became the John Popper and crew's breakthrough album with tracks "Run-Around" (#8 on the Billboard Hot 100) and "Hook" (#23) and "Run-Around" also won the Grammy award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group in 1995. The album itself peaked at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. By 1997 the album had been certified 6x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for all the RIAA sales certification data of the album*.
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- RIAA "R hologram" 5x Multi-Platinum award with platinum record, cassette, CD and album miniatures
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Presented to record industry executive
- First presentation award from 1996
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- "R hologram" awards were made from from 1990-1997
- Award measures 17" x 25"
- Great collectors item for Blues Traveler or John Popper fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 5x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1996 making it approximately 25 years old. It is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Blues Traveler, Korn, 311, Blur, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
The award is all original with unopened backing paper with Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker. It is in VG to Excellent condition with only a very few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass and very small amount of dust on inside bottom of frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com