RIAA Platinum Album Award for Marcy Playground's debut album. Released on Feb. 25, 1997 the group's debut was certified Platinum by the RIAA on March 27, 1998 for one million copies sold.
Lead single "Sex and Candy" spent 15 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and two other singles were released: "Saint Joe on the School Bus" and "Sherry Fraser". The airplay helped the album to the #21 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and #61 on the UK Albums charts. See image above for more RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA serial number hologram Platinum album award with album art, CD and cassette
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1998
- Presented to record industry executive
- All original components with manufacturer label
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Great collector's item for any Marcy Playground fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1998. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Orgy, Radiohead, Interpol, Luscious Jackson, Sevendust, Coldplay, Blur, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
The award is in completely original condition including back with manufacturer's sticker from Jewel Box Platinum. In VG condition with minor mars and some minor chips on the frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com