RIAA Gold Album Award for Coldplay's debut studio album Parachutes, which was released on Nov. 14, 2000. The release was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on Feb. 27, 2001.
Hit singles "Shiver", "Trouble", "Don't Panic" and "Yellow" all charted with the latter rising to #6 on the Billboard Alternative Airplay chart and #4 on the UK Singles chart. The album topped the UK Album chart and peaked at #51 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart while winning the group a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2002 and Best British Album at the 2001 Brit Awards. By 2003 the album had been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for two million in sales in the U.S. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold award with CD, album art and presentation plate
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 2001
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 16.5" x 21.5"
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Great collectors item for Coldplay 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 2001 making it approximately 20 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev with The Brenner Group, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Coldplay, Blur, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
The award is all original with Jewel Box Platinum 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