RIAA Platinum Award for Nirvana's With The Lights Out CD/DVD box set. Released on Nov. 23, 2004, it was certified Platinum by the RIAA for 1 million copies sold on Dec. 17, 2004.
This triple CD/DVD release contained rare or unreleased material, B-sides, demos, rehearsal and live recordings. The album's title comes from Nirvana's massive debut hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit." The album rose to #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #56 on the UK chart.
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- RIAA Platinum award with all proper components of bar hologram awards plus frame-to-frame artwork from the album cover
- In Excellent condition with only a very minor mar or two on the frame
- A first presentation award from 2004
- Unopened back with manufacturer's sticker indicating a completely original award
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 27.5" x 22.5"
- Beautiful and rare collectors item for any Nirvana fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2004 making this award approximately 16 years old. This award is presented to music executive Marco Vasquez. It is not known what role Vasquez played in the creation or promotion of the release.
It is all original with back with, Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in excellent condition, with only a minor mar or two on the frame (see images).
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.