RIAA Platinum LP award for Beastie Boys album Check Your Head. Released on April 13, 1992, the album went Platinum for 1 million copies sold on Sept. 9, 1993.
The album, the group's third studio effort, saw the members playing their instruments like on their earlier demos -- Adam Horovitz on lead guitar, Adam Yauch (1964-2012) on bass guitar, and Mike Diamond on drums. The album peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. By 1998 the release had been certified by the RIAA to 2x Multi-Platinum. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP sales award with correct elements for the "R" hologram period
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award made in 1993
- Presented to music industry art director
- Appears to be all original
- Award measures approx.13" x 17"
- Great collectors item for any Beastie Boys fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum award for the 1992 Beastie Boys album Check Your Head. It is presented to music industry art director Tommy Steele.
The award was produced around 1993 making this award approx. 27 years old. The award appears to have all original internal components and is in VG to Excellent condition. The backing paper has been replaced but all internal components appear original.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com