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P.O.D. The Fundamental Elements of Southtown RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold Album Award for P.O.D. album The Fundamental Elements of Southtown. The album was released on Aug. 24, 1999. The release was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on Mar. 29, 2000.

Singles released off the album were "Southtown" and "Rock the Party (Off the Hook)" both charting on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album peaked at #51 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Later in 2000 the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million in sales in the U.S. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold award with CD, album art and presentation plate
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 2000
  • Original back with manufacturer's sticker
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Great collectors item for P.O.D. fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2000 making it approximately 21 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Coldplay, Blur, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.

The award is all original with Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on its back. This award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only some minor scratches on the corners of the brushed metal frame.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: 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.

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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com