RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum Album award for R.E.M. album Monster. Released on Sept. 27, 1994, it was certified 4x Multi-Platinum for four million copies sold on Aug. 10, 1995.
The album included R.E.M. classic "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" and other singles included "Bang and Blame", "Strange Currencies", and "Tongue", all of which went into the top 20 in the U.K. The album hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and also topped the charts in Canada, the U.K. and six other countries. It was also nominated for a Grammy award for Best Rock Album. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1995
- Presented to concert promoter
- Original back with manufacturer sticker
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Award measures approx. 21" x 17"
- Great collectors item for any R.E.M. fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is an original RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum award from 1995, making it 27 years old. It is presented to the late Irwin Pate, who was a long-time concert promoter.
It is in VG to Excellent condition with only a very few minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. The award also has its' Hartley-Fitzgerald manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com