One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A framed golden disc awarded to a recording artist or group for sales of a recording exceeding a specified high figure.
- ‘Last autumn they belatedly received gold discs - 12 years late - for the 500,000 sales of their albums Endangered Species and Diminished Responsibility.’
- ‘The Horse Shoe Bar is also home to the gold disc Travis earned for their million-selling album The Man Who.’
- ‘Bandleader Glenn Miller was presented with the first gold disc, for selling more than one million copies of Chattanooga Choo Choo.’
- ‘The adult-only comedian has sold £3 million of videos in the in UK as well as gaining gold discs for his albums.’
- ‘‘A Touch of Class’, ‘Golden Moments’, ‘Legends’ and ‘From the Heart’ have all commanded huge sales and earned him gold discs.’
- ‘A run of chart hits in the 1970s earned her a first gold disc for The Barbara Dickson Album.’
- ‘It's a nice gaff, very McCartney in its cosiness, particularly the big upstairs room to which we convene, which is wood panelled and homely, with gold discs on the wall, and framed magazine covers, and a few paintings, perhaps by him.’
- ‘Aggro Berlin, the independent record label that has made hard its trademark, has had two gold discs in the past year.’
- ‘On display in the foyer of the Courthouse is the gold disc awarded to Joolz for her artwork for the band's Thunder and Consolation album.’
- ‘Groups which release sample tracks in MP3 format are the ones who get the gold disc awards - and the revenue that goes with it.’
- ‘Artists have provided exclusive tracks for the site, launching with Coldplay and George Michael, as well as competition prizes such as unique gold discs and digital music players.’
- ‘I locked my guitars and gold discs away, the mere sight of them making me bitter beyond belief.’
- ‘He has been awarded a string of platinum and gold discs as well as numerous Lifetime Achievement awards, including a Grammy nomination, and has performed all over the world.’
- ‘Her 11-track album has reached gold disc status and all the songs on it were written by her while she was carrying her first child, Zeni.’
- ‘The reason I signed with Atlantic was because of the gold discs on the walls by people like Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.’
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