RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Award for Hootie & the Blowfish album Fairweather Johnson, which was released on April 8, 1996. The album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on June 11, 1996 for two million copies sold.
The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart while the group's smash debut Cracked Rear View was still on the chart, and went top 10 in the UK, Canada, and numerous other markets. Singles included "Old Man & Me", "Tucker's Town", and "Sad Caper". By 1998 the album was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for all the RIAA certification info on this album.*
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- RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1996
- Presented to a music industry executive
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Large award measures approx. 30" x 20.5"
- Great collectors item for any Hootie & the Blowfish fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1996 making it approximately 26 years old. This award is presented to industry executive Phil Wild, who worked at Atlantic, Arista, EMI and WindUp Records.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in Excellent condition with only some minor mars on the plexiglass and frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com