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Sevendust debut RIAA Gold Award

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RIAA Gold Album award for the debut album from Sevendust. The album was released on April 15, 1997. This is the first career Gold award the group earned with this album certified by the RIAA on May 19, 1999 for 500,000 copies sold.

Singles included "Black", "Bitch" and "Too Close To Hate" all charted on Billboard's Modern Rock tally. The album rose as high as #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #165 on the Top 200 Albums rundown.  Track "Terminator" was featured on the MTV television series Celebrity Deathmatch.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album award with album artwork
  • First presentation award from 1999
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • Presentation to record industry executive
  • All original award with original manufacturer sticker
  • RIAA "bar hologram" with serial number awards were made from 1998-present 
  • Award measures 17" x 25"
  • Great memorabilia for any Sevendust fan 
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1999 making it 22 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Sevendust, Linkin Park, Godsmack, Incubus, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.

This award is all original complete with Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker on its back. It is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a few very minor mars 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.

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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com