Unique RIAA Gold Album award for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Americana Deluxe. The album was released on Feb. 24, 1998. This is the first Gold award the album (and group) earned with the album certified on Aug. 3, 1998 for 500,000 copies sold.
This was the second studio effort from the Swing revival group. Featuring a remake of Cab Calloway's 1931 tune "Minnie the Moocher" along with original tunes in the same style, including one of their most popular, "You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)", the album became the group's best-selling. While not showing a title on the album art and indicated as self-titled in RIAA certification records, the release is actually entitled Americana Deluxe, according to the group's website. By early 1999 the album reached Platinum RIAA sales status for over 1 million copies sold. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album.*
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- Unique "faux bamboo frame" design RIAA Gold Album award
- First presentation award from 1998
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Presentation to record industry executive
- All original award with original manufacturer sticker
- RIAA "bar hologram" with serial number awards were made from 1998-present
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Unique RIAA award, great for any Big Bad Voodoo Daddy fan (or, decorating a tiki bar?)
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1998 making this award 23 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Linkin Park, Godsmack, Incubus, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
This unique and colorful award is all original complete with Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker on its back. It is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a few minor mars on the frame, and a few minor, cosmetic-only splits on the outer edge of a couple of the bamboo-like wood frame corners.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com