RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Album award for Smash Mouth's Astro Lounge. This was their second studio album released on June 8, 1999. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Jan. 11, 2000 for three million copies sold.
The track "All Star" became a major hit, rising to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming what is probably the group's best known song. It was also featured in the movie Shrek. The group also covered The Monkees "I'm A Believer" (penned by Neil Diamond) for that soundtrack. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Album award with "3D' album artwork
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 2000
- Presentation to radio industry executive
- Original backing paper and manufacturer label
- Measures 16" x 18"
- Known as a "RIAA serial number hologram" award, they were made from 1998 to present
- Great collectors item for any Smash Mouth fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 2000 making it approx. 21 years old. It is presented to Louis Kaplan who was then Program Director of KLLC radio San Francisco.
This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass and it also has its' original Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker on its' back.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.