RIAA Platinum Album Award for Sugar Ray album Floored, which was released on June 12, 1997. The release was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold on Sept. 19, 1997.
Hit single "Fly", which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, powered the album to #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. By 1998 the album had been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for two million in sales in the U.S. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum award with LP, album art and presentation plate
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1998
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Great collectors item for Sugar Ray fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2001 making it approximately 20 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev with The Brenner Group, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Sugar Ray, Coldplay, Blur, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
The award is all original with Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on its back. This award is in Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the brushed metal frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com