RIAA Platinum Award for Everclear's album Sparkle And Fade. Released on May 16, 1995, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on May 2, 1996, which this award celebrates.
Singles "Heroin Girl", "Santa Monica", and "Heartspark Dollarsign", garnered rock and alternative chart positions in Billboard. The album itself peaked at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum award with CD, album art, "sparkle" details playing on the album's title, and presentation plate
- In Good to VG condition
- Made in 1996
- Presented to record industry executive
- Original manufacturer's sticker on backing paper
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures 13" x 17"
- Great collectors item for any Everclear fan
- 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 sometime in 1996 making this award approximately 25 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Everclear, Godsmack, Incubus, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
This award is in VG condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. The award is all original with Jewel Box platinum manufacturer's stamp on its back.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com