RIAA Gold Album Award for Drowning Pool's debut album Sinner, which was released on June 5, 2001. The release was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on July 23, 2001. Remember original Drowning Pool lead vocalist Dave Williams (1972-2002) with this award.
Hit single "Bodies", along with "Tear Away and the title track helped the group's first album to debut at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album also did well in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand. This was the only album featuring original lead vocalist Dave Williams, who tragically died in 2002 while touring in support of the album. By August 2001 the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA Gold award with unique solid metal frame and overprint artwork on the plexiglass
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 2001
- Presented to record label staff
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 19.5" x 27.5"
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Great collectors item for Drowning Pool fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2001 making it approximately 21 years old. The award is presented to the staff at the band's label, Wind-Up Records.
This unique award is quite heavy due to its solid metal frame and is all original with an Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on its back. This award is in VG condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass, and torn backing paper.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com