CRIA Platinum Album award for the Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik album, signed on by drummer Chad Smith. Released in September 1991, the Chili Peppers fifth studio album spawned the hits "Under the Bridge", "Give It Away", "Suck My Kiss", "Breaking the Girl", and "If You Have to Ask" and brought the group onto a path of major international success. It hit #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #1 on the Canadian Top Albums chart.
This award celebrates the albums Platinum status in Canada by the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) on April 27, 1992 which signifies 100,000 copies sold (in a country of 36 million people). The album would eventually end up going to quadruple Platinum CRIA sales status.* In the U.S. the album has sold over 7 million copies.
What makes this award extra special is not only its presentation to Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith but Smith has also signed the award, adding "Happy Hunting" above his signature.
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- CRIA Platinum album award with all proper components of the era
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1992
- Presented to Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith
- Award measures approx. 15.5" x 15"
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- Great collectors item for any Chili Peppers fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a CRIA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1992 making it approx. 28 years old. This award appears to be in unaltered condition and is in Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the chrome frame. The award is presented to Chad Smith, who has also signed the award.
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*CRIA sales data source: musiccanada.com