RIAA Gold Album Award for Portishead album Dummy. Released on Oct. 18, 1994 the album went Gold for 500,000 copies sold on August 21, 1997, which this award celebrates.
The debut by the U.K. electronic/trip hop group produced the singles "Numb", "Glory Box", "Sour Times" and the album peaked at #79 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart while reaching #2 on the UK Albums chart. The album won the 1995 Mercury Music Prize and was named the 1994 album of the year by The Wired magazine, among many other critical accolades.
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- RIAA Gold award with CD, album art and presentation plate
- In Excellent condition
- Made in 1998
- Presented to record industry executive
- Original manufacturer's sticker on backing paper
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 15.5" x 25.5"
- Great collectors item for any Portishead 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 sometime in 1998 making this award approximately 23 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Portishead, Interpol, The Strokes, A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Incubus, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
This award is in Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass. The award is clearly all original although its' manufacturer's sticker is missing.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com