platinum record


: a platinum phonograph record awarded to a singer or group whose album has sold at least one million copies compare gold record

Examples of platinum record in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 15-second preview, Elliott is chilling at the studio surrounded by platinum record plaques (holding a bag of Doritos, of course) when her phone rings with a call she’s been waiting for. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 24 Jan. 2023 During Twain’s performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden in July, Kotb came on stage to gift the superstar a double diamond platinum record of her 1997 breakthrough album Come on Over, which is now the highest-selling album by a female artist in country-music history. Henry Chandonnet, Peoplemag, 9 Aug. 2023 Going viral, topping the Billboard charts, headlining important and international festivals, winning Grammys and Latin Grammys, getting a platinum record, appearing on late night television, performing at the Super Bowl, and just making unprecedented moves. Isabela Raygoza, Billboard, 3 May 2023 Had a platinum record with Trippie Redd. Steve Baltin, Forbes, 20 June 2021 Twelve artists, including platinum record-holders Adele, Doja Cat and Harry Styles, received iHeartRadio’s Titanium Award on Thursday in recognition of reaching 1 billion audience spins in 2022. Katie Reul, Variety, 3 Feb. 2023 Inside the box was one of Jones’ platinum record plaques for her debut album. Dallas News, 5 May 2022 What if Pavement, the Pynchonian rock group that never had a platinum record, was the most important band of all time? Hannah Seidlitz, The New Yorker, 19 Dec. 2022 In the midst of Quarterflash’s stunning, out-of-nowhere success -- the platinum record, the tour with Elton, the reviews in national magazines -- worries about the next album had taken hold. oregonlive, 15 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of platinum record was in 1978

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“Platinum record.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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platinum record

: a platinum phonograph record awarded to a singer or group whose album has sold at least one million copies
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