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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The school now houses a collection of the star’s memorabilia, including costumes, gold records, and her 1958 high school yearbook. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, "You can visit, as long as you promise not to sing ‘Walking in Memphis’," 16 July 2019 With a sense of humor derived from Mad magazine and Monty Python, Yankovic has built a mini empire that includes six platinum and four gold records as well as five Grammy Awards. 7:30 p.m.; $31. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "Today at the Fair: Tuesday, Aug. 27: Military Appreciation Day," 27 Aug. 2019 Shore, who died in 1994 at 76, amassed nine gold records and 10 Emmy Awards during her career. Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property Newsletter: What the (luxury) market will bear," 24 Aug. 2019 Tesh has spent more than three decades as an international performer, earning six musical Emmy Awards, two Grammy nominations, three gold records, seven Public Television specials and sold eight million records. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Melissa Etheridge, Rosanne Cash among those headlining Poway OnStage’s 2019-20 season," 22 July 2019 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

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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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