multiplatinum

adjective

mul·​ti·​plat·​i·​num ˌməl-tē-ˈplat-nəm How to pronounce multiplatinum (audio)
-ˈpla-tə-nəm,
-ˌtī-
: having sold two million or more copies of an album

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As noted earlier, the column for gold or platinum albums from newcomers in 2022 is a blank space, and Gayle is the sole resident of the category for multiplatinum singles. Chris Willman, Variety, 5 Jan. 2023 This brings us to Rihanna, the multiplatinum Barbadian superstar who's set to headline the 2023 halftime show at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday, Feb. 12. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 22 Nov. 2022 Police found the rapper, part of the multiplatinum hip-hop trio Migos, at a bowling alley and billiards hall where a private party was held early Tuesday. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, 2 Nov. 2022 Colombian supergroup Piso 21, multiplatinum rapper Kyle and Latin singer Chesca have joined the lineup of performers who will take the stage at LA3C, Penske Media Corporation’s inaugural culture and creativity festival. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Oct. 2022 After a nearly seven-year hiatus, the 12-time Grammy Award winner will resurface with a new album whose themes mirror his 1995 multiplatinum achievement, Waiting To Exhale. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, 26 Aug. 2022 As a multiplatinum recording artist and the frontwoman of the indie rock band Gossip, Beth Ditto knows a thing or two about the cutthroat nature of the music industry. Max Gao, NBC News, 27 Sep. 2022 The association with the multiplatinum Jeezy, one of the artists most responsible for pulling Atlanta trap into the musical mainstream, launched Lee’s career. Jack Hamilton, The Atlantic, 18 Oct. 2022 The deal includes the solo material of all three, most notably Collins’ multiplatinum solo albums and Rutherford’s band Mike & the Mechanics, which achieved chart success in the 1980s. Jem Aswad, Variety, 29 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiplatinum was in 1980

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“Multiplatinum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiplatinum. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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