RIAA Platinum Award for the Disturbed album The Sickness. Released on March 7, 2000, it was certified Platinum by the RIAA for 1 million copies sold on Nov. 15, 2000.
The album, the group's debut, peaked at #29 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and #102 on the UK Albums charts. Singles "Stupify" and "Down With The Sickness" became the most successful and by 2018 the album had been certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for five million in sales in the U.S. See image above for more RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
- RIAA Platinum bar hologram award
- In VG to Excellent condition with only a very minor mar or two on the frame
- First presentation award from 2000-01
- Presented to record industry executive
- Unopened back with manufacturer's sticker
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 9" x 21"
- Great collectors item for fan of Disturbed
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2000-01 making it approximately 21 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Disturbed, Static-X, Breaking Benjamin, 311, Luscious Jackson, Sevendust, Coldplay, Blur, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
It is all original with Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com