Triple Platinum RIAA Album award for Alice In Chains release Jar Of Flies. This was the group's third studio recording and was actually an EP. It was released on Jan. 14, 1994 and was certified 3x Multi-Platinum on Sept. 19, 1995 for 3 million copies sold.
It was the first EP to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and spawned the singles "No Excuses", "I Stay Away" and "Don't Follow". It was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1995. 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 Multi-Platinum album award with "R hologram" RIAA logo, CDs and album artwork
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1995
- Presentation to music industry executive
- Original internals but has been reframed
- Award measures approx. 17" x 24"
- Great collectors item for Alice In Chains fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1995 making it 25 years old. The award is presented to music industry executive Jim George. It's not known what role George played in the creation or promotion of the release.
This award has been reframed but all internal components appear 100% original. The advantage is that the original frames from this period were plastic-wrapped wood that often come unglued and disintegrate, so a new solid black frame makes the award look great and have greater longevity while retaining the look of the original frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.