RIAA triple Platinum album award for Stone Temple Pilots Purple album, which was released on June 7, 1994. It was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Oct. 28, 1994. This is an impressively-large triple Platinum award utilizing full size LPs in an era when many awards were made with cassettes and CDs.
The album included hits "Vasoline" and "Interstate Love Song", both of which went to #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, along with "Big Empty" which had debuted on an episode of MTV Unplugged in 1993. The album itself rose to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. By 2001 the release had risen to 6x Multi-Platinum status. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- Rare RIAA "R hologram" era 3x Platinum album award with three full size "platinum" LPs
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1994 or '95
- Black velvet matte
- Presentation to Atlantic records executive
- Original backing paper with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures 43"w x 20.5"h
- Beautiful collectors item for any fan of Stone Temple Pilots or Scott Weiland (1967-2015)
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that was manufactured in 1994 or 95 making this award 24-25 years old. It is unusual in that it is a very large and impressive award featuring three full size LPs and a black velvet matte. Very rock and roll considering many awards of the "R hologram" era featured only cassettes, CDs or at most a single LP. It is presented to Dave Mount, who served as Chairman/CEO of WEA (Warner/Elektra/Atlantic) Records from 1993 to 2002.
The two outside LPs are side A and the middle is side B of the album. The award appears to be completely unaltered and is in Excellent condition. The backing paper is original, complete with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker.
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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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com