RIAA Platinum Award for Hootie & the Blowfish's Musical Chairs album, which was released on Sept. 15, 1998. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Oct. 13, 1998 for 1 million copies sold.
The album reached #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and #15 on the UK Albums charts and spawned singles "I Will Wait", "Only Lonely", and "Wishing". It would mark the group's third studio effort and third successive Platinum or better effort.
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- RIAA Platinum award with all proper components for the era of award: Platinum record with CD and cassette
- In VG condition with some mars on the frame and plexiglas
- First presentation award from 1998
- 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
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Beautiful collectors item
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1998 making this award approximately 22 years old. This award was given to an industry executive Andy Speigel.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in VG condition with some minor scratches on the plexiglas and frame, and several tears on the backing paper.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com