RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Award for Creed's debut album My Own Prison. Released Aug. 26, 1997 the album was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for three million copies sold in the U.S. on Feb. 26, 1999.
It featured charting singles including the title track, "Torn", and "One", along with the #1 Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks hit "What's This Life For", and the album went to #22 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Recorded for only $6,000 funded by the group's manager, the album was a huge success by any standards. By 2002, the album was certified 6x Multi-Platinum. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- Impressive RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum serial number bar hologram award with three platinum discs and album art
- In VG condition with some minor frame wear
- A first presentation award from 1999
- Unopened back with manufacturer's sticker indicating a completely original award
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 31" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Creed fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S. (great deal on this larger award)
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1999 making it approximately 22 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Creed, Coldplay, Blur, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
The award is all original with Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker on the backing paper. This award overall is in VG condition, with only minor degradation on the back of the frame edges and a minor tear or two on the original backing paper. This does not affect the appearance of the award hanging on a wall.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com