RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum album award for Stone Temple Pilots album Core. Released on Sept. 14, 1992, it was certified 3x Multi-Platinum for three million sold by the RIAA on Feb. 8, 1994. Remember Scott Weiland (1967-2015) with this great award.
The album included hits "Plush", "Creep", and "Sex Type Thing" and the album hit #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. "Plush" also won the group a Grammy award in 1993 for Best Hard Rock Performance. By 2001 the release had achieved 8x Multi-Platinum status, making it the group's best-selling album. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum album award with three full size "platinum" LPs
- In Good to VG condition
- First presentation award from 1994
- Presentation to record label executive
- All original award, rebacked
- Award measures approx. 17" x 31"
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award they were made from 1990-97
- Great collectors item for any fan of Stone Temple Pilots or Scott Weiland
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum award that was manufactured in 1994, making it about 29 years old. It is unusual in that it is a very large and impressive award featuring three full size LPs and a plexiglass front overprinted with lyrics (Note: Explicit). Very rock and roll considering many awards of the "R hologram" era featured only cassettes, CDs or at most a single LP. It is presented to Connie DiNardo, who was Manager, A&R Production at Atlantic Records from 1990-96.
The award internal components and plexiglass are in VG condition. The frame is in Fair to Good shape with one corner chipped away (see image) and two small nail holes on the bottom two sides, one of which pierced the matte board in one spot. The frame damage is essentially not visible when the award is hung on the wall. The award has been rebacked.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com