platinum record

noun
Updated on: 23 Mar 2018

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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First Known Use of platinum record

1978

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  • : 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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