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Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie... RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum LP award for the Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness album. It was released on October 24, 1995 and by Jan. 27, 1997 was certified 8x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for eight million copies sold. 

The success of this, the Chicago group's third studio album, was driven by airplay of the album's hits "Bullet with Butterfly Wings", "1979", "Zero", and the symphonic "Tonight, Tonight". The album scored the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and also garnered seven Grammy and nine MTV award nominations. By 2012 the album was certified Diamond by the RIAA for over 10 million copies sold. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum Album award with multiple CDs and great album artwork
  • In VG to Excellent condition with only very minor mars on frame and plexiglass
  • First presentation award from 1997
  • Presented to record industry executive
  • Unopened back with original manufacturer's sticker
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Impressively large, artistic award measuring approx. 28.5" x 22.5"
  • Great collectors item for any Smashing Pumpkins fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 8x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured shortly after the certification date in 1997, making it approximately 24 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Smashing Pumpkins, Tom Petty, Coldplay, Blur, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.

The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only a few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It has the correct original manufacturer sticker attached on it's backing paper from Ill-Eagle Enterprises. 

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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: Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

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