RIAA Platinum Award for The Crystal Method album Vegas. Released on August 26, 1997, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on Aug. 13, 2007, which this hard-to-find award celebrates.
Formed in Las Vegas by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, the pair released this, their debut album featuring their brand of "Big Beat" electronic music. It included singles "Keep Hope Alive", "Trip Like I Do", "Busy Child", and "Comin' Back", and most of the album was featured in the video game N20. The album reached #98 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum Award made in shallow shadow box style with album artwork
- Made in 2007
- Presented to record industry executive
- Original manufacturer sticker on backing
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 29" x 17" x 3" deep
- Beautiful collectors item for any fan of The Crystal Method
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Detailed Item Description:This RIAA Platinum award is great looking first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime in 2007 making it approximately 17 years old. It is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including The Crystal Method, A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Incubus, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
The award is all original with Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker on its back. This award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com