RIAA Platinum Award for Foo Fighters The Colour And The Shape. Released on May 20, 1997, it was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold on Feb. 26, 1998. Remember Taylor Hawkins (1972-2022) with this award.
The album, the group's second studio effort (and first as a band since their debut was essentially recorded only by founder Dave Grohl and producer Barrett Jones) went to #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and #3 on the UK Albums charts. It contained singles "Monkey Wrench", "Everlong" and "My Hero", all of which went top 10. It also picked up a Grammy award nomination for Best Rock Album in 1998. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum bar hologram award with "3D" album art elements in a shallow shadow box
- In Good to VG condition
- A first presentation award from 1998
- All original, rebacked
- Presented to record label executive
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 12.75" x 19.5"
- 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 1998 making this award approximately 26 years old. It is presented to Jerry Brackenridge, who was VP of Field Sales at EMI among other record industry roles.
The award features an unusual shallow shadow box design with an actual sculpture inside reflecting the album's artwork. It is all original but has been rebacked. It is in Good to VG condition, with some wear, including some minor nicks, on the frame and mars on the plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com