RIAA Gold Album Award for Pantera album Vulgar Display Of Power, which was released on Feb. 25, 1992. The release was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on Feb 9, 1993.
The group's sixth studio album included fan favorites "Mouth for War", "A New Level", "Walk", and "This Love". The album hit #64 on the UK Album chart and #44 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Rolling Stone magazine named the album #10 on their 2017 list of "The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time." By 2004 the album had gone to 2x Multi-Platinum. See image above for more RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold award with CD, album miniature and presentation plate
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1993
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Great collectors item for Pantera or Dimebag Darrell fan (RIP 1966-2004)
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1993 making it approximately 28 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Pantera, Godsmack, 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 a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass.
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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