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

Examples of platinum record in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Feb. 3-9," 3 Feb. 2020 There also appears to be a platinum record hanging on the wall in the preview clip. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Who Is Frog on 'The Masked Singer'? Fans Say They Already Know for Sure," 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, "Scenes from the Life of Roz Chast," 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, "Alicia Keys Believes You Have the Ability for Greatness," 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, "Auction gives Prince fans a chance to own a piece of rock history," 15 May 2018 The band has a huge playlist to choose from, given it has eight gold, one platinum and one double-platinum records. Mel Shields, sacbee, "Iconic soft rock acts come to the region's casinos | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Apr. 2018 Her work has earned 11 Grammys, 31 gold and platinum records and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Rock icon Linda Ronstadt coming to Harris Center | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Apr. 2018 American Idol’ finalist Clay Aiken, left, and second 2 winner Ruben Studdard, right, present the first season’s winner, Kelly Clarkson, with a platinum record plaque for her debut album. John Jurgensen, WSJ, "How Do ‘American Idol’ Winners Fare in the Music Industry?," 14 Mar. 2018

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Platinum record.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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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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