A&M Records label award for Extreme album II: Pornograffitti. Released in 1990, this was the Boston group's second studio album. The group included guitarist Nuno Bettencourt and singer Gary Cherone, the latter of whom would put in a brief stint as Van Halen's lead vocalist from 1996-99.
Singles "More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted" reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 (the former going to #1) and the album reach #10 on the Top 200 Albums chart. This is a label award from A&M Records presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Extreme, A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Incubus, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.. It is estimated to have been made sometime in the early 1990s by Fitzgerald Hartley, who also made RIAA awards. (Note that this is not a RIAA award).
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- In-house A&M Records sales award for Extreme's II: Pornograffitti album
- Award features black frame, CD, artwork and silver metal presentation plate
- Presented to record industry executive
- Estimated to have been made in the early 1990s
- In VG condition with only minor mars on frame and plexiglass
- Award measures approx. 15" x 12"
- Great collector's item for fan of Extreme
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