Incredibly unique design RIAA Platinum Album Award for Fatboy Slim's You've Come A Long Way, Baby album. Released on Oct. 20, 1998, the release was by Sept. 13, 1999 certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold. This is the most specially designed RIAA award we have ever seen with incredible details.
The album peaked at #1 on the UK Albums chart and #34 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album's success was fueled by singles "The Rockafeller Skank", "Gangster Tripping", "Praise You", and "Right Here, Right Now", all of which went top 10 in the UK and charted in the U.S. and many other music markets around the world as well. It earned a Brit Award in 1999 as well. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA "serial number bar hologram" Platinum album award with shadow box design featuring a turntable and "stereo controls"
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 1999
- Presented to record promotions executive
- Known as a RIAA serial number hologram award, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 22" x 18"
- Great collectors item for Fatboy Slim fan or collector of unique RIAA awards
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum Album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1999, making it approx. 22 years old. Featuring a turntable and mock stereo controls inside a "road case" complete with foam padding, this is the most unusual official RIAA award we've seen and is a real collector's item. Note: Although made from some real components, "record player" is non-functional. See photos for details of the award.
This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Fatboy Slim, Interpol, Default, Breaking Benjamin, Kid Rock, Slipknot, Godsmack, Incubus, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
This award is in Excellent condition and was made by Ill Eagle Enterprises, whose manufacturer sticker appears on the back of the award.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.
As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com