RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Award for Lenny Kravitz's album 5. Released on May 12, 1998, it was certified Platinum by the RIAA for two million copies sold on Sept. 2, 1999. This is a very unique award, crafted from plexiglass in the shape of a 5.
The album spent two years in the top 100 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and produced well-known singles including UK #1 and Billboard Hot 100 #12 "Fly Away" and also a remake of The Guess Who's "American Woman." The album also garnered Kravitz two Grammy awards.
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- RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award with a bar RIAA hologram in the shape of a five in honor of the album's title
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1999
- Presented to record industry executive
- Manufacturer's sticker on back
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 20.5"h x 15"w
- Beautiful and unusual collectors item for any Lenny Kravitz fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This unique "5" shaped RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1999, making it approximately 22 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Lenny Kravitz, Godsmack, Incubus, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
It is all original with RIAA serial number hologram on front and Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker on rear. This award is in Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the presentation plate.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.