RIAA Platinum Album Award for Trans-Siberian Orchestra release Christmas Eve And Other Stories. Released on Sept. 30, 1996, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold on Oct. 29, 2001.
The album is the first part of the group's holiday-themed trilogy that consists of this release followed by 1998's The Christmas Attic and 2004's The Lost Christmas Eve. Sales of the album increased with each release. By 2011 it was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for three million sold. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum Album award
- In New condition sealed in original packaging
- First presentation award made in 2001
- Presentation to radio personality and executive
- Letter of provenance included
- All original with manufacturer label
- Known as a "RIAA serial number hologram" award, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21”
- Great collectors item for any Trans-Siberian Orchestra fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured around 2001 making it approx. 22 years old. It is presented to well-known radio personality and executive Scott Shannon (as "Scott and Todd in the Morning") who worked at Z100 New York and many other stations. A letter of provenance from Shannon will be provided with purchase as seen in images.
The award is in New condition, still sealed in its' original shrink wrap. It is all original with Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer sticker and also a printed letter from TSO.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com