RIAA Gold Album Award for Blur's self-titled fifth studio album, which was released on March 11, 1997. The release was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on Dec. 12, 1997.
Hit single "Song 2" went to #2 on the UK Singles chart and #6 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album topped the UK Album chart and peaked at #61 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The music video was nominated for Best Group Video at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards and at the 1998 Brit Awards, the song was nominated for Best British Single, and Best British Video.
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- RIAA Gold award with CD, album miniature and presentation plate
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1998
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 15" x 16.5"
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Great collectors item for Blur fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1998 making it approximately 23 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Blur, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
The award is all original with Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on its back. This award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com