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Nirvana In Utero RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum LP Award

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Nirvana In Utero RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum LP Award. This album was released September 21, 1993. It was certified 3x Multi-Platinum on May 25, 1994 by the RIAA.

The album went to #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums and UK Albums charts. Singles "Heart-Shaped Box" and "All Apologies" both hit #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The album also did very well in most music markets worldwide. By 1996 the album was certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum "R hologram" album award with disc and album artwork
  • Made in 1994
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • Presented to record executive
  • All original award including manufacturer label on backing paper
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Nirvana fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA "R hologram" Platinum award  that would have been manufactured in 1994, making the award 27 years old. The award features album artwork and a unique design rarely seen. It is presented to Don Pratt, who was a Promotion Manager at Geffen Records.

The award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass. The award has its' original back with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer's sticker, although the paper was cut on three sides and is retaped. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage 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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source: