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Velvet Revolver Contraband CRIA Double Platinum Album Award presented to Slash

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CRIA double Platinum Album award for Velvet Revolver debut album Contraband presented to Slash. Released on June 8, 2004, it was certified Double Platinum by the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) on March 8, 2005.

Slash formed Velvet Revolver with STP alum Scott Weiland, Wasted Youth's Dave Kushner, and Guns N' Roses bandmates Duff McKagen and Matt Sorum while on hiatus from GNR. The album topped the Canadian Top Albums and U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums chart on the stength of singles "Fall To Pieces", "Dirty Little Thing", and "Slither" (which won a Grammy award for Best Hard Rock Performance).  It also was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA in the U.S. See image above for CRIA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • CRIA Double Platinum album award
  • In Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 2005
  • Presented to Slash
  • Award measures approx. 10.25" x 20"
  • Great collectors item for any fan of Velvet Revolver or Slash
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • US$20 shipping to Canada (email us at to purchase)
  • Other international shipping available 

Detailed Item Description: This is a CRIA Double Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 2005 making it approx. 17 years old. This award is presented to Slash. It was acquired in an auction of his memorabilia he personally arranged in 2019.

This award is in Excellent condition with original manufacturer's sticker with only very minor mars on its metal frame. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage awards: 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. 

*CRIA sales data source:

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