In-house Work Group (Columbia) Records gold award for Sponge's album Rotting Piñata. Released on July 29, 1994, the album produced the hit "Plowed" which rose to #5 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and the album peaked at #58 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. This is a label award recognizing 500,000 in sales. The album was in fact certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 in sales on July 14, 1995. Note that this is not a RIAA award. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Sponge, 311, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
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- In-house Work Group (Columbia) Records 500,000 sales award for Sponge album Rotting Piñata
- Presented to record promotion executive
- Made in 1995
- In VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on frame
- Award measures approx. 18" x 22"
- Great collector's item for any Sponge fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
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