RIAA Platinum Album award for Van Halen's Live: Right Here Right Now. Released on Feb. 23, 1993, the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum for two million copies sold on May 4, 1993.
The first live album released by Van Halen, Live: Right Here Right Now reached #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and singles "Dreams" and their cover of The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" garnered radio airplay. While it was recorded over two nights at in May 1992 at the Selland Arena in Fresno, CA. Hagar has said that the album was not fully live since Eddie had to re-record guitar tracks due to being out of tune. After that, vocals were also recut but it still captured the band live to some extent and remained the group's only live album until 2015's Tokyo Dome Live In Concert. By Sept. '93 the album had been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum Album "R hologram" era with CD, cassette, silver presentation plate and album artwork
- In VG condition with original back and only a few very mars on frame
- First presentation award
- Presented to Van Halen's then manager Ed Leffler
- Known as a "R hologram" award they were made from 1990-1997
- Award measures approx. 19" x 16.75"
- Great collectors item for any fan of Van Halen
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Detailed Item Description: This is an original first presentation RIAA award from 1993, making it 27 years old. It is presented to Van Halen's manager Ed Leffler (1936-1993), who in addition to managing VH until his passing worked with Sweet, Petula Clark, The Carpenters, Juice Newton, a solo Sammy Hagar and even PR early in his career for the Beatles.
The award is in VG condition including an original back with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker. There are a few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass but otherwise the award is in great shape.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com