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Savage Garden debut RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum Album award for Savage Garden's debut albumThe Australian group's debut was released on April 11, 1997. It was certified Platinum on Dec. 3, 1997 for one million copies sold. 

The album featured the singles "Truly Madly Deeply" (a Billboard Hot 100 #1), "I Want You", and "To The Moon And Back". Reaching #1 in their native Australia and in New Zealand and Sweden, the album peaked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and #2 in the UK. The duo won a record ten ARIA Awards for the album as well. By 2000 it had been certified 7x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for all the RIAA certifications of this release.* 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum album award 
  • In Excellent condition 
  • First presentation award from 1998
  • Presentation to music industry executive
  • All original with manufacturers sticker 
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Great collectors item for any Savage Garden fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1998 making it 24 years old. The award is presented to Jerry Blair, a record executive who held roles at CBS, Chrysalis, and Columbia Records.

Blair played a key role in the success of artists including Savage Garden, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith and many others. The award is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Blair's son, who later took possession of his father's awards (see image of letter, son's name is redacted on image, buyer will receive unredacted copy).

This award is all original with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker. The award is in Excellent condition with only very minor wear on the frame and plexiglass. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com