platinum record


Definition of platinum record

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 In one scene from the comedy series, Chast, in character, confesses to her fictional son that her long-standing claim about having had a platinum record back in the sixties was a lie. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 23 Dec. 2019 Beyond her 15 Grammys and multi-platinum records, there’s a reason Alicia Keys was chosen to be a coach on The Voice. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 May 2017 The collection includes dozens of his gender-bending and extravagant outfits, plenty of jewelry adorned with his iconic love symbol, several platinum record awards, photographs, letters and posters. Adam Reiss /, NBC News, 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of platinum record

1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Platinum record.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of platinum record

: an award that is given to a singer or musical group for selling at least one million copies of a record


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