RIAA Platinum Album award for Megadeth's Countdown To Extinction. Released on July 14, 1992, the album went Platinum for 1 million copies sold on Sept. 9, 1992.
Megadeth's fifth studio effort features some of their best known tracks, including "Symphony of Destruction", "Sweating Bullets", and "Skin o' My Teeth". The album rose as high as #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #5 on the UK Album chart. The record also captured a nomination for Best Metal Performance at the 1993 Grammy Awards. By 1994 the release had been certified by the RIAA to 2x Multi-Platinum. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum Album sales award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award made in 1992
- Presented to then Capitol Records President/CEO
- All original with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx.13" x 17"
- "R hologram" style awards were made from 1990-97
- Great collectors item for any Megadeth fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum album award for the 1992 Megadeth album Countdown To Extinction. It is presented to then Capitol Records President/CEO Hale Milgram.
The award was produced around 1992 making it approx. 29 years old. The award is in VG condition with only minor mars of the frame and plexiglass. Has original backing paper with Ill-Eagle manufacturer's label.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com