RIAA Gold Single award for Matchbox Twenty's track "Bent". The track was released on July 4, 2000 and was certified Gold by the RIAA the next month on August 8 for 500,000 copies sold.
It was the group's only single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and it also went to #1 in Canada. Released off the album Mad Season, it helped drive the album to 4x Multi-Platinum status. This is a see-through dark blue plexiglass award which also features a Billboard chart excerpt.
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- RIAA Gold Single award with blue plexiglass and Billboard chart excerpt
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 2000
- Presentation to music industry executive
- Original manufacturer label
- Known as a RIAA "bar hologram" award because of the underlined RIAA hologram with serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Measures 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Matchbox Twenty fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold single award that would have been manufactured in 2000 making it approx. 21 years old. It is presented to Jack McMorrow, a sales and marketing executive at Atlantic Records.
This award is in Excellent condition and has its original Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com