RIAA Platinum Award for Powerman 5000 album Tonight the Stars Revolt! Released on July 20, 1999, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on Nov. 15, 1999, which this award celebrates.
Tracks "Nobody's Real" and "When Worlds Collide" garnered significant rock radio airplay and charted on the Billboard Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts. The album also featured a cover of The Cars' "Good Times Roll" (with DJ Lethal). The album peaked at #29 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
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- RIAA Platinum award with platinum record, unique metal screen and hardware details and presentation plate
- In Good to VG condition with only a minor scratch or two on the frame
- Made in 1999
- 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 17" x 21"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Powerman 5000 fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime in 1999 making this award approximately 22 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Powerman 5000, Godsmack, Incubus, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
This award is in Good to VG condition, with scratches on each corner of the frame (see image for detail of most scratched corner), while the inside components and plexiglass are in excellent condition. The award is all original with Jewel Box platinum manufacturer's sticker on its back.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com