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Garbage debut RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold Album Award for the debut album from Garbage. Released on Aug. 15, 1995, the album went Gold for 500,000 copies sold on May 1, 1996, which this award celebrates.

Shirley Manson, Butch Vig and company's second album as Garbage produced the singles "Only Happy When It Rains", "Queer", "Stupid Girl" and others. The album peaked at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart while reaching #6 on the UK Albums chart. "Stupid Girl" was nominated for the Grammy awards for Best Rock Song and for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. By early 1999 the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum for two million copies sold by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album award 
  • In VG condition 
  • Made in 1996
  • Presented to record label executive
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Original manufacturer sticker on backing paper
  • Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
  • Award measures 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any fan of Garbage
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime in 1996 making it approximately 28 years old. This award is presented to a former marketing and promotion executive who worked at EMI Capitol Records. Their name has been obscured in the photos only for privacy. A letter of provenance from the recipient will be provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.

This award is in VG condition, with minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It is all original with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker on its backing paper. 

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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: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. 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:

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