RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum LP award for Matchbox 20's Yourself Or Someone Like You. This was the group's debut album released on Sept. 16, 1996. The album was certified 3x Multi- Platinum™ by the RIAA on Nov. 19, 1997 for one million copies sold.
Tracks "3 A.M." hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "Push" went to #1 on the Modern Rock Chart, with "Real World" and "Back 2 Good" also charting. The album was later certified an impressive 12x Multi-Platinum by 2001 (a Diamond selling album). See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Multi-Platinum LP award with great design incorporating album art and a 3D triple CD design with platinum info plate
- In VG to Excellent condition with only a very small chip on a top corner
- First presentation award from 1998
- Presentation: To music industry executive
- Original backing paper and manufacturer label intact with internal components completely unaltered
- Known as a "hologram bar" award because of the underlined RIAA hologram with serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Measures 16" x 24.5"
- Great collectors item
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime in 1998. That makes this award approx. 21 years old.
This award appears to be all original with only a very small chip out of the top left corner (see image). The award is presented to Mitch Rose, a music industry executive at CAA (Creative Artists Agency).
This award has the correct original manufacturer sticker for this era still attached to the back: Ill-Eagle Enterprises.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.
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