RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum Award for Live album Throwing Copper, which was released on April 26, 1994. The release was certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for nine million copies sold on July 14, 1996, which is celebrated with this award.
Fueled by singles that were omnipresent on radio "Lightning Crashes", "I Alone", "Selling The Drama", and "All Over You", the album reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and also hit the top spot in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Produced by the Talking Heads Jerry Harrison, by 1999 the album was certified 8x Multi-Platinum for eight million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum "R" hologram award with CD, album miniatures and presentation plate
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1996
- Original back with manufacturer's stickers
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- "RIAA R hologram" awards were made from 1990-1997
- Great collectors item for Live fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1996 making it approximately 25 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev at Mutant Promotions, 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 Dejay Products manufacturer's stickers on its back. This award is in VG condition, with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com