RIAA Platinum Award for Live album Secret Samadhi, which was released on Feb. 18, 1997. The release was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold on May 6, 1997, which is celebrated with this award. New award never hung on a wall. Only taken out of original package for photos.
With singles "Lakini's Juice", "Rattlesnake", "Turn My Head", and "Freaks" the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and hit #31 in the U.K. By 1999 the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum for two million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA serial number hologram Platinum album award with album art, LP and CD
- In new condition, never hung on a wall, only removed from original packaging for photos
- First presentation award from 1999
- Original back with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Great collectors item for Live fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1999 making it approximately 25 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Live, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
The award is all original with Off The Wall Ltd. Inc. manufacturer's sticker on its back. It is in new condition although its' "platinum" disc does look a tiny bit gold-toned from some angles, but this is a brand new award which had never been removed from its original packaging (included) until these photos were taken.
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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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com