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Coldplay Parachutes RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum Album Award for Coldplay's debut studio album Parachutes, which was released on Nov. 14, 2000. The release was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold on Jan. 8, 2002.

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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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum award with LP, CD, cassette and presentation plate
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 2002
  • Presented to radio industry executive
  • Original back with manufacturer sticker
  • Award measures approx. 29" x 17.5"
  • 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 Platinum album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2002 making it approximately 20 years old. It is presented to Max Miller, a radio industry executive.

The award is all original with Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker on its back. The award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass, and slight lifting of the album miniature..

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

*RIAA sales data source:

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