Remember Chester Bennington (1976-2017) and celebrate Linkin Park's music with this specially designed RIAA Platinum Album award. Linkin 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 with the album certified on Jan. 10, 2001 for one million copies sold.
Singles "Crawling" "One Step Closer" drove strong sales of the release, driving it as high as #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and the group also won a Grammy award for one of the tracks (Best Hard Rock Performance for "Crawling"). This RIAA 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. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*
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- 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 minor scratches on frame
- First presentation award from sometime around 2001
- Presentation to record executive
- All original, unaltered award with original manufacturer sticker (Ill-Eagle Enterprises)
- Award measures 16" x 24"
- Unique RIAA award, great for any Linkin Park fan
- 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 19 years old. It is presented to Dave Mount, who served as Chairman/CEO of WEA (Warner/Elektra/Atlantic) Distribution from 1993 to 2002.
This unique award, constructed largely of metal materials, is all original complete with Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker on its back. It is in Excellent condition, with only a couple of very minor mars on the frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com