RIAA Platinum Award for A Perfect Circle album Mer de Noms (French for "Sea of Names"). Released on May 23, 2000, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on Oct. 31, 2000, which this hard to find award celebrates.
Formed by Tool leader Maynard James Keenan after he heard former guitar tech and guitarist Billy Howerdel's songs, the pair gathered a group of veteran musicians to create the lineup. The buzz around the group's debut was such that the album debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. the highest debut by a rock band ever at the time. Tracks "Judith", "3 Libras", and "The Hollow" all reached the top 20 of the Billboard US Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum award with platinum record, album artwork and presentation plate
- In VG to Excellent condition with only a minor scratch or two on the frame
- Made in 2000
- Presented to record industry executive
- Original manufacturer's sticker on backing paper
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 18" x 22"
- Beautiful collectors item for any fan of A Perfect Circle
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime in 2000 making this award approximately 21 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Incubus, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
The award is all original with Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's 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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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com