gold record

noun

Definition of gold record 

: a gold phonograph record awarded to a singer or group whose single record or album has sold at least 500,000 copies

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Donna never had her awards or gold records around the house. Marc Myers, WSJ, "The Nonsense Lyrics That Donna Summer Turned Into a Classic," 22 Aug. 2018 The band formed in 2004 and has since earned four U.K. gold records, four top 10 albums in the U.K. including the No. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "You Me at Six Signs With ICM Partners for North American Representation," 25 June 2018 Also included in the auction will handwritten lyrics, stage jewelry, posters, and gold records. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Here's how you can own one of Stevie Ray Vaughan's most famous guitars," 2 Apr. 2018 Cheap Trick released its debut album in 1977, and scored four platinum and two gold records between 1977 and 1986, according to Epic Records. Staff Report, Naperville Sun, "Cheap Trick to headline Last Fling on Sept. 2," 9 July 2018 Sold out shows, a gold record, and a Mercury Prize nomination were all quick to follow. Mackenzie Cummings-grady, Billboard, "Jungle on Reinventing Themselves With Upcoming Sophomore Album: 'We're Showing Different Sides to the Band'," 13 June 2018 About his neck dangles what appears to be a gold record, or phonograph. Zachary Lewis, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Orchestra unveils Bravo! The Badger mascot on April Fools' Day," 1 Apr. 2018 The museum dedicated to his career covers the King’s music, movies, and touring life with hundreds of artifacts, including jumpsuits and gold records, throughout 20,000 square feet. Sarah Maiellano, USA TODAY, "The best museum exhibits in the U.S. this winter," 2 Jan. 2018 Yet the model, Kari-Ann Muller, is less a pouting ingenue than a knowing predator, teeth bared, who is laying a trap, a gold record peeking out from behind her wrap. Greg Kot, chicagotribune.com, "Roxy Music: Still mind-blowing, still overlooked," 22 Feb. 2018

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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gold record

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gold record

: an award that is given to a singer or musical group for selling a lot of recordings

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