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Linkin Park Hybrid Theory RIAA Platinum Album Award

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Remember Chester Bennington (1976-2017) and celebrate Linkin Park's music with this specially designed RIAA Platinum Album awardLinkin Park's Hybrid Theory was the group's debut album released on Oct. 24,  2000. This is the first Platinum®  award the album (and group) earned certified on  Jan. 10, 2001 for one million copies sold. The award has a unique design with brushed aluminum, plexiglas, album artwork and industrial details.

The album is the best selling from the band's history, having reached Diamond RIAA sales status, currently with over 11 million copies sold. Singles "Crawling" "One Step Closer" drove strong sales of the release.

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Item Highlights:

  • Unique design RIAA Platinum Album award with all proper components for the era: "Bar hologram" RIAA logo with serial number, platinum info plate
  • In Excellent condition with a couple of very, very minor scratches on frame
  • First presentation award from sometime around 2001
  • Presentation: To former business manager Jonathan Schwartz (see detail below)
  • All original, unaltered award with original manufacturer sticker (Ill-Eagle Enterprises)
  • Award measures 16" x 24"
  • Beautiful, unique RIAA award 
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime around 2001 making this award 18 years old.

The award is presented to Jonathan Schwartz. Interesting note is that Schwartz formerly served as business manager for Linkin Park's Chester Bennington along with artist Alanis Morrissette and others but pleaded guilty in 2017 to embezzling millions in dollars from his clients. See Rolling Stone article describing that here.

The award appears to be in "first state" and all components appear original and unaltered. The award is in excellent condition, with only a couple of minor marks on the frame.

Interested in knowing more about RIAA awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Read our article here.

Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

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