RIAA Gold Album Award for Florence + the Machine's album Ceremonials which was released on October 28, 2011. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on Jan. 23, 2012 for 500,000 copies sold.
Five singles were released from the album including "What the Water Gave Me", "Shake It Out", "No Light, No Light", "Never Let Me Go" and "Spectrum (Say My Name)". The album debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart, becoming their second straight #1 album there. It also went to #1 in Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, and reached #6 on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It also garnered the group two Grammy nominations. By 2015 the album had been certified Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "serial number hologram" Gold album award
- In Good to VG condition (see details)
- Presented to Republic Records
- First presentation award from 2012
- Has been reframed
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 20.5" x 26"
- Wonderful collectors item for any Florence + the Machine fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2012 making this award approximately nine years old. This award is presented to Republic Records.
This award had been damaged and has been reframed using all its' original internals and overprinted front plexiglass. The damaged frame was replaced with one identical in design to the original. Please note also that the graphic has been repaired in an area immediately to the upper right of Florence Welch's image (see detail photo) and the graphic has a few very minor spots of surface loss along the edges as well. Regardless, this is a very attractive award when displayed on a wall and in addition Florence + the Machine awards are hard to find.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.