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The Presidents of the USA debut RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album award for the debut album from The Presidents of the United States of AmericaReleased on July 21, 1995, the release was certified 2x Multi-Platinum on Mar. 24, 1996 for two million copies sold. 

The album peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with hits "Kitty", "Lump", "Peaches" and "Dune Buggy". "Lump" was the best performing single, rising to #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album also did well in numerous other world markets. By 1997 the album was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for three million copies sold. See the image above for all the RIAA certifications of this release.* 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award 
  • In VG condition 
  • First presentation award from 1996
  • Presentation to music industry executive
  • All original with manufacturers sticker 
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Award measures approx. 14" x 11"
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Great collectors item for Presidents of the United States of America fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1996 making it 26 years old. The award is presented to Jerry Blair, a record executive who held roles at CBS, Chrysalis, and Columbia Records.

Blair played a key role in the success of artists including this group, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith and many others. The award is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Blair's son, who later took possession of his father's awards and memorabilia (see image of letter, son's name is redacted on image, buyer will receive unredacted copy).

This award is all original with Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker. The award is in VG condition with only minor wear on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglass. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com