RIAA Gold Album award for Oleander's second studio album February Son. This album was released on Feb. 23, 1999. This is the first Gold award the group earned with the album certified on May 5, 2000 for 500,000 copies sold.
Highlight by single "Why I'm Here", which peaked at #13 on Billboard's Modern` Rock tally and #3 on the Mainstream Rock chart, the album topped the Heatseekers chart while later rose as high as #113 on the Top 200 Albums rundown. "Why I'm Here" was also featured on television series Dawson's Creek. The album also included a cover of The Cure's "Boys Don't Cry", and became a single released in the U.K.
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- RIAA Gold Album award with album artwork
- First presentation award from 2000
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Presentation to record industry executive
- All original award with original manufacturer sticker
- RIAA "bar hologram" with serial number awards were made from 1998-present
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Great memorabilia for any Oleander fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 2000 making it 21 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Oleander, Linkin Park, Godsmack, Incubus, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
This colorful award is all original complete with Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker on its back. It is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a few very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com