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The Crystal Method Vegas RIAA Gold Award

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RIAA Gold Award for The Crystal Method album Vegas. Released on August 26, 1997, the album went Gold for 500,000 copies sold on Sept. 29, 1998, which this award celebrates. 

Formed in Las Vegas by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, the pair released this, their debut album featuring their brand of "Big Beat" electronic music. It included singles "Keep Hope Alive", "Trip Like I Do", "Busy Child", and "Comin' Back", and most of the album was featured in the video game N20. The album reached #98 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. By 2007 the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album Award
  • First presentation award from 1998
  • Presented to record industry executive
  • Letter of provenance included
  • All original with manufacturer sticker
  • In VG to Excellent condition 
  • Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 16"
  • Great collectors item for any fan of The Crystal Method
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1998 making it approximately 26 years old. Their name has been obscured in the photos only for privacy. A letter of provenance from the recipient will be provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.

The award is all original with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker on its back. This award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA 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.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

*RIAA sales data source:

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