RIAA Platinum Award for Foo Fighters debut album, which was released on June 20, 1995. The release was certified Platinum by the RIAA for 1 million copies sold on Jan. 26, 1996.
The album, with the songs written and virtually all parts and vocals performed in the studio by founder Dave Grohl, went to #23 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and #3 on the UK Albums charts. It contained various singles which did well including "This Is A Call", "I'll Stick Around" and "Big Me", all of which charted. It also picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album in 1996 but ironically it lost to MTV Unplugged in New York from Grohl's former group Nirvana.
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- RIAA Platinum "R" hologram award with "platinum" disc, cassette and album miniature
- In VG condition
- A first presentation award from 1996
- Has been reframed
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- "RIAA R hologram" awards were made from 1990-1997
- Great collectors item for Foo Fighters fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1996 making it approximately 24 years old. This award is presented to Michelle Peacock, who was VP of Video Production & Development at Capitol Records at the time.
The award has been reframed but all internals appear original. It is in VG condition with only very minor mars on the plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com