RIAA 5x Multi-Platinum Award for Santana album Supernatural. Released on June 15, 1999, the album was certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for five million copies sold on Nov. 24, 1999.
It featured the hit "Smooth" (featuring Rob Thomas on vocals), "Put Your Lights On" (featuring Everlast), "Corazón Espinado" (with Maná), and also other collaborations with Eric Clapton, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Lauryn Hill, Dave Matthews, and CeeLo Green. The album went to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and virtually everywhere in the world. It also chocked up a record nine Grammy awards, including Album Of The Year in 2000. charted in the top 10 in many other world territories. By 2003 it was also certified 15x Multi-Platinum, making it a rare RIAA Diamond award winner. See image above for all the RIAA sales certification data of this album*.
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- RIAA 5x Multi-Platinum award
- First presentation award from 1999
- Presented to radio industry executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- In Excellent condition
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 13" x 20"
- Great collectors item for any Santana fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 5x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1999, making it approximately 24 years old. This award is presented to radio industry executive John Ivey.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com