platinum record


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The achievement garners Coltrane, who died of cancer in 1967, his first-ever platinum record and is the first jazz album of the 1960s to receive platinum status. Jem Aswad, Variety, 10 Nov. 2021 The song became the first-ever platinum record, in 1976. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 2 Nov. 2021 Grant, who has won 26 Dove Awards, is credited with putting Christian music on the map as the first contemporary Christian artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the pop charts and the first to perform at the Grammys. Deborah Evans Price, Billboard, 8 July 2021 Don’t Call Me, which is now a platinum record less than two months after its release. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 Sipl won three Emmy Awards, two gold records, one platinum record and a Cannes Multi Media Award. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 27 Sep. 2020 Bass player Lee Rocker and the Stray Cats sold more than 10 million records, garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum records worldwide. Luann Gibbs,, 3 Feb. 2020 There also appears to be a platinum record hanging on the wall in the preview clip. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, 20 Feb. 2020 See More

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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 7 Dec. 2022.

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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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