RIAA Gold Album Award for The Strokes debut album Is This It. Released on Oct. 9, 2001, the album went Gold for 500,000 copies sold on Feb. 6, 2002, which this award celebrates.
Tracks "Hard to Explain", "Last Nite", and "Someday" were released as singles. The album peaked at #33 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart while reaching #2 on the UK Albums chart. By 2011 the album has been certified Platinum for one million copies sold by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold award with gold record, CD, album artwork and presentation plate
- In VG to Excellent condition with only a minor scratch or two on the frame
- Made in 2002
- Presented to music industry executive/journalist
- Original manufacturer's sticker on backing paper
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 18" x 22.5"
- Beautiful collectors item for any fan of The Strokes
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime in 2002 making this award approximately 19 years old. This award is presented to Karen Glauber, a promotions executive and music journalist who started at A&M Records.
The award is all original with Ill-Eagle Enterprises 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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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