RIAA Platinum Album award for Crash Test Dummies album God Shuffled His Feet signed by the full group. The album was released on Oct. 26, 1993 and was certified Platinum on April 12, 1994 for one million copies sold.
Best known for the international hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm", this album from the Canadian group became their most successful U.S. album. Reaching #9 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and #2 in the UK, the album charted in many other countries as well. By 1995 it had been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for all the RIAA certifications of this release.* This award is signed on the plexiglass by all five group members: Benjamin Darvill, Michel Dorge, Ellen Reid, Brad Roberts and Dan Roberts.
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- RIAA Platinum album award
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1994
- Signed by all five original members
- Presentation to music industry executive
- All original, although manufacturers sticker has fallen off
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Letter of provenance included
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- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Great and rare collectors item for any Crash Test Dummies fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1994 making it 28 years old. It is signed in black felt pen on the plexiglass by all five original group members who played on the album: Benjamin Darvill, Michel Dorge, Ellen Reid, Brad Roberts and Dan Roberts.
The award is presented to Brian Phillips . It is not known what role Phillips played in the creation of promotion of the record but the award was owned by Jerry Blair, a record executive who held roles at CBS, Chrysalis, and Columbia Records.
Blair played a key role in the success of artists including Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Savage Garden, Will Smith and many others. The award is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Blair's son, who later took possession of his father's awards (see image of letter, son's name is redacted on image, buyer will receive unredacted copy).
This award is all original although the manufacturer's sticker is missing. However, the size, shape and location of adhesive residue would indicate this award was made by Creative Glassics. The award is in VG condition with only minor wear on the frame, including a very small notch out of the back side of the left frame rail.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com