RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum Award for 98° album 98 Degrees and Rising. The album, the group's second studio release, came out on Oct. 20, 1998. The album was certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on January 27, 2000 for four million copies sold.
On the strength of singles "Because of You" and "The Hardest Thing", which went to #3 and #5, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the album itself peaked at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.
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- RIAA serial number bar hologram 4x Multi-Platinum award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Presented to studio at which the album was recorded
- First presentation award from 2000
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Great and rare collectors item for fan of 98 Degrees
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2000 making it approximately 21 years old. This award is presented to Blue Wave Productions, at which the album was recorded. The studio is owned by Tom Lavin, who is also the founder and leader of Juno Award-winning Powder Blues Band. The award comes with Lavin's signed letter of provenance. Provenance letter can be seen in images.
The award is all original with a serial number RIAA hologram seal and unopened backing paper with Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker. It is in VG to Excellent condition with only a very few minor mars on the frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com