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After the lively show the accolades didn’t stop coming in, as RIAA G&P Director Kate Harold was on hand to present the band with their first-ever Gold plaque for selling more than 500,000 copies of their hit album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (see photo below). Together since the mid-nineties, the French foursome hit mainstream U.S. when their song “Too Young” off earlier album United was featured in the 2003 film “Lost in Translation.” Not long after the band started cranking out the hits, and off their newly-minted album came popular tracks “Lisztomania” and “1901.” Kudos to the band for their first Gold album, and for inspiring young choirs like the PS 22 Chorus in Staten Island, NY to tackle a new genre:
Photo credit: Jen Maler
Photo tags from left to right:
Chris Gentry, Coalition Management; Christian, Phoenix; Deck D’Arcy, Phoenix; Daniel Glass, President, Glassnote Records; Kate Harold, Gold & Platinum Awards Program Director, RIAA; Thomas Mars, Phoenix; Laurent Brancowitz, Phoenix; Simon White, Coalition Management
Blog by Cara Duckworth, Vice President, Communications, RIAA
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