RIAA Gold Award for Shinedown's debut album Leave A Whisper which was released in June 29, 2003. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on Aug. 17, 2004 for 500,000 copies sold.
"Fly From The Inside" and "45" both charted on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and the album rose to as high as #53 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. This is the album that launched the career of lead singer Brent Smith and Shinedown.
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- RIAA Gold award with all proper components for the era of award: Gold record with center HD CD, CD and cassette
- In Excellent condition with a very minor mar or two on the frame
- First presentation award from the 2004 time frame
- Presented to music industry executive
- Unopened back with manufacturer's sticker indicating a completely original award
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Beautiful collectors item for a Shinedown fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime around 2004 making this award approximately 15 years old. This award is presented to Lynn Barstow. It is not known what role Barstow played in the creation or promotion of the release.
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 minor scratch on the plexiglas and a very minor mar or two on the frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.