FREE US Shipping! Get our newsletter HERE

Semisonic Feeling Strangely Fine RIAA Platinum Album Award

Regular price $595

Shipping calculated at checkout.

RIAA Platinum Album Award for Semisonic album Feeling Strangely Fine. Released on Mar. 24, 1998, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold exactly a year later on Mar. 24, 1999.

The Minnesota group's second album featured the hit "Closing Time", which topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and charted well in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. It was also nominated for a Grammy award for Best Rock Song and the track was also featured in television's The Office. The album itself reached out at #43 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. See image above for RIAA sales certification of the album*.

Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge Photos

Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album award 
  • In VG to Excellent condition 
  • Made in 1999
  • Presented to record promotion company
  • Letter of provenance included
  • All original with manufacturer sticker
  • Known as a "RIAA serial number hologram" award, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Award measures approx. 15" x 25"
  • Great collectors item for any Semisonic fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum Album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1999 making it approximately 25 years old. It is presented to Songlines, a record promotion company founded by Sean Coakley, an independent record promoter that worked with many record labels and who had also worked for ATCO/Atlantic and Arista Records. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image).

The award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a couple of very minor mars on the frame. The award is all original with Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer sticker.

Interested in knowing more about RIAA awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Subscribe to our free bi-weekly newsletter and get our MusicGoldmine RIAA and Record Award Guide free plus a 15% discount code here.

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:

You Might Like