RIAA Platinum LP award for The Fray's How To Save A Life. This was their debut album released on Sept. 13, 2005. The album was certified Platinum® by the RIAA on Sept. 18, 2006 for one million copies sold.
Both "Over My Head (Cable Car)" and the title cut of the album became major hits for the band. The most successful was "How To Save A Life," which charted for 58 consecutive weeks and topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart for 15 weeks. The album also went 2x Multi-Platinum™ on Jan. 29, 2007. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum frame, platinum disc and platinum info plate
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from sometime around 2006-2007
- Presentation: To music industry executive
- Original backing paper and manufacturer label intact with internal components completely unaltered, an original first state award
- Known as a "hologram bar" award because of the underlined RIAA hologram with serial number
- Measures 16" x 24.5"
- Beautiful collectors item
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S., international available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime around 2007. That makes this award approx. 11 years old.
This award is in Excellent condition, i.e. completely unaltered. Important to everyone, serious collector or music fan alike, is that this award is in excellent condition, with only a very, very minor scratch or two on the frame. The award is presented to a music industry executive who worked at MTV Networks/VH-1.
This award has the correct original manufacturer sticker for this era still attached to the back: Jewel Box Platinum, indicative of a never-opened award--a very desirable quality.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.