A&M Records label award for Soundgarden album Badmotorfinger. The album was released Oct. 22, 1991 and this label award recognizes 500,000 in sales. While this is not a RIAA award, the album Badmotorfinger would go on to be certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA by April 16, 1996.
Tracks "Outshined", "Rusty Cage" and "Jesus Christ Pose" garnered airplay and helped the album to the #29 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart . It also charted in other world markets and was nominated for a Grammy award in 1992. Remember Chris Cornell (1964-2017) with this award.
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- A&M Records label award with CD, artwork and presentation plate
- In VG to Excellent condition with only very minor mars on frame and plexiglass
- Award dates from around 1992
- Presented to record label executive
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Great collector's item for any fan of Soundgarden
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a label award that would have been manufactured around 1992 making it about 29 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Soundgarden, Days Of The New, Everlast, Sevendust, 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 all original components and it has manufacturer's sticker from Fitzgerald Hartley, an awards maker who also made RIAA awards.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com