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Franz Ferdinand self-titled debut RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum Album award for Franz Fernand's self-titled debut album. The album was released on May 11, 2004 and by Feb 17, 2005 was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold.

The album proved to be a successful debut for the Scottish alternative group, with "Take Me Out", "The Dark Of The Matinée" and "Michael" becoming hits in numerous countries, particularly in Europe. It went to #32 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #3 on the UK Albums chart. The group also won a UK Mercury Music Prize in 2004 and picked up a nomination for Best Alternative Album at the Grammy Awards that year. See image above for more RIAA sales certifications of this album*.  

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album award with CD and album artwork
  • In Excellent condition with a minor mars on frame/plexiglas
  • First presentation award from 2005
  • Presented to a music publishing executive
  • Unopened back with original manufacturer's sticker indicating an original award
  • Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Award measures approx. 20" x 17.25"
  • Great collectors item for any Franz Ferdinand fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum serial number "bar hologram" award that would have been manufactured shortly after the certification date in 2005, making it approximately 15 years old. This award was given to music publishing executive Bart Weiss with EMI Music Publishing.

The award is in Excellent condition with very minor mars on frame and plexiglas. Award has its' original manufacturer label from Jewel Box Platinum on its' backing board.

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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.

Finally, a word on photos: Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com