New, sealed in original plastic RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Award for Green Day Insomniac album, which was released on Oct. 10, 1995. The follow up to massive seller Dookie, the release was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for two million copies sold on Feb. 27, 1996.
Fueled by singles "Geek Stink Breath", "Stuck with Me" and "Brain Stew/Jaded" the album peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #8 in the U.K. It also reached the top 5 in Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, New Zealand and Sweden and did well in many other world markets. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum "R" hologram award with "3D" album art (chimp artwork), CDs and presentation plate
- In brand new condition, sealed in original plastic wrap
- First presentation award from 1996
- Presented to record label executive
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 18.5" x 18.5"
- "RIAA R hologram" awards were made from 1990-1997
- Great collectors item for Green Day fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1996 making it approximately 25 years old. This award is presented to the late Russ Thyret, who was Warner Bros. Records Chairman and CEO from 1995 to 2001.
This award is in brand new condition, sealed in original plastic wrap. The award was made by Ill-Eagle Enterprises, whose manufacturer's sticker appears on its back.
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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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com