gold record


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

Examples of gold record in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both of the Voyager crafts have left the solar system and are carrying a shiny gold record etched with snapshots of humanity. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Is Anyone Out There?: The Fermi Paradox, Explained," 7 June 2020 Every wall and table is covered with photographs, gold records, awards plaques, art and posters from his many movies. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, "Six Decades After the Banana Boat, Harry Belafonte’s Archive Sails Home," 13 Mar. 2020 The school now houses a collection of the star’s memorabilia, including costumes, gold records, and her 1958 high school yearbook. Pamela Wright,, "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

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Gold record.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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