RIAA Platinum Award for Good Charlotte album The Young and the Hopeless. Released on Oct. 1, 2002, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on Dec. 12, 2002.
Singles from the release included "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous", which reached #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "The Anthem", and "Girls & Boys". The album peaked at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #14 on the UK chart. By 2004 the album was certified 3x Multi-Platinum for three million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum Album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Made in 2002-03
- Presented to record promotions executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Good Charlotte fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime in 2002-03 making this award approximately 20 years old. It is presented to Jeff McClusky, a long time independent record promoter that worked with many record labels.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass. The plexi has an interesting luminescent green glow. The award is all original with Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com