RIAA Platinum LP 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 Sept. 24, 1999 for one 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. By 2002 Astro Lounge had been certified 3x Multi-Platinum™.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum frame, platinum disc and platinum info plate
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from sometime around 1999
- Presentation: To music industry executive
- Original backing paper and manufacturer label intact with internal components completely unaltered, an original first state award
- Known as a "hologram bar" award because of the underlined RIAA hologram with serial number
- Measures 17" x 24"
- Beautiful collectors item
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S., international available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1999. That makes this award approx. 20 years old.
This award appears to be in Excellent condition, i.e. completely unaltered. Important to everyone, serious collector or music fan alike, is that this award is in excellent condition, with only a very, very minor scratch or two on the frame. The award is presented to music industry executive Jennifer Knight.
This award has one of the correct original manufacturer stickers for this era still attached to the back: Fitzgerald-Hartley, indicative of a never-opened award--a very desirable quality.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.