1993 in-house DGC (Geffen) label award (i.e. non-RIAA) celebrating platinum sales status of Nirvana's Nevermind album. This legendary album was released September 24, 1991 and certainly changed music. The release effectively ushered out hair metal and welcomed a new, almost punk-infused raw rock sound.
Fueled by incendiary single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" three other singles also did well on radio and MTV including "Come as You Are", "Lithium", and "In Bloom". It was certified Platinum a couple of months later in November 1991 by the RIAA. By 1999 the release had gone 10x Multi-Platinum in the U.S. In the U.K. it reached #7 on the UK Chart and was eventually certified 6x platinum there. On a worldwide basis Nevermind has sold over 30 million copies, making it one of the best selling albums of all time.
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- In-house DGC (Geffen) label platinum album award with LP and presentation plate
- Award dated 1993
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Presentation to Geffen Records executive
- Frame, plexiglass and internals all original with Century Displays manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 16" x 16"
- Great collectors item for any Nirvana fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
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