RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album award for Alice In Chains release Dirt. This was the group's second studio album, released on Sept. 25, 1992. It was certified 2x Multi-Platinum on Dec. 15, 1993 for two million copies sold.
The album hit #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart on the strength of five singles: "Would?", "Them Bones", "Angry Chair", "Rooster", and "Down in a Hole". It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance and by 2000 was certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See the image above for all the RIAA certifications of this release.* Remember Layne Staley (1967-2002) with this award.
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- RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award from 1998
- Presentation to music industry executive
- All original with manufacturers sticker
- Award measures approx. 17" x 24"
- Letter of provenance included
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Great collectors item for Alice In Chains fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured around 1998 making it about 24 years old. The award is presented to Jerry Blair, a record executive who held roles at CBS, Chrysalis, and Columbia Records.
Blair played a key role in the success of artists including Alice In Chains, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith and many others. The award is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Blair's son, who later took possession of his father's awards and memorabilia (see image of letter, son's name is redacted on image, buyer will receive unredacted copy).
This award is all original with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker. The award is in VG condition with only minor wear on the frame (including one very small 1/4" chip on one corner that has been colored in) and a few mars on the plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com