Here's a unique RIAA Platinum Album award for your collection. Moby's Play was released on May 17, 1999 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on June 2, 2000 for one million copies sold. This circular award with album art and domed plexiglass face was part of a wave of more creative designs for RIAA awards that began in earnest in the 2000s.
The album was nominated for both Grammy and Brit awards and was certified platinum in over 20 countries, eventually going 2x Multi-Platinum in the U.S. and 6x Multi-Platinum in the UK. It was credited with bringing EDM into the mainstream with singles "Southside" (which featured cameo vocals from Gwen Stefani), "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" and others.
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- Unique design RIAA Platinum Album award with all proper components for the era: "bar hologram" RIAA logo with serial number, platinum info plate
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 2000
- Presentation to record executive
- All original, unaltered award with original manufacturer sticker
- Award measures 19.5" in diameter
- Beautiful, unique RIAA award for any Moby fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S., international available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime around 2000 making this award 19 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Moby, Coldplay, Blur, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only a few minor marks on the frame. Has original Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer sticker.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: 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.