RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Award for Offspring album Smash. Released on April 8, 1994, it was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Dec. 5, 1994 for three million copies sold.
The California-based group's third album produced the singles "Come Out and Play", "Self Esteem", and "Gotta Get Away" and reached #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It also reached the top ten in many other countries. By 2000, the album was certified 6x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for six million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album over the years*.
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- RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum award
- In Good to VG condition
- First presentation award from 1994
- Presented to record label executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any fan of The Offspring
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1994 making it 29 years old. The award is presented to Darren Wasserman. It is not known if he is possilby related to Offspring guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman, or what his role was in the creation or promotion of the release.
The award is in Good to VG condition with only frame wear (including a 1-1/2" chip on the back left side), mars on the plexiglass, and tears on backing paper. This award is all original with Dejay Products manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.