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- North American term for gold disc
- ‘It touched a tender place in the hearts of Americans, both soldiers and civilians, who were then in the depths of World War II, and it earned Crosby his fifth gold record.’
- ‘Skipping forward to the present day, Al is still on tour for his ‘Running With Scissors’ album, his 1999 gold record.’
- ‘He toured with jazz band leader Paul Whiteman, made a movie, sold records and more records (although his first gold record, Sweet Leilani, did not come until 1937).’
- ‘He loves to play football with ‘regular blokes’ - he would trade all his gold records for the chance to have played for Scotland.’
- ‘Autry's first hit, ‘That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine,’ eventually sold a million copies and earned him the first gold record ever awarded.’
- ‘He might not have the gold records on his wall or the framed front covers but Taylor was and is fêted by his more famous friends.’
- ‘And you may all be impressed by his great ratings and his money and his gold records, but I'm impressed by the fact that this kid had the guts to come forward and fill out this affidavit.’
- ‘Over the course of their 11-year recording career, they released 10 albums (including five gold records, one platinum, and two double-platinum), earned critical acclaim, and racked up more than a few hits.’
- ‘In addition to other attractions, the tour includes Elvis' trophy building, which houses a dizzying but impressive collection of gold records, awards, mementos and stage costumes.’
- ‘So if they all sell, we're only a couple of thousand short of getting what's equivalent of a gold record.’
- ‘In the 1950s, he began to write, record and play guitar on numerous gold records with his then-wife, Mary Ford.’
- ‘From there, his career soared, highlighted by a variety of gold records and giant hits that took off in the disco era, but truly made him the icon that he was.’
- ‘In the end, the movie was most notable for its music, as ‘Sweet Leilani’ won the Oscar for best song and earned Crosby his first gold record.’
- ‘‘We fell just short of getting a platinum record, but we did earn a gold record,’ she said, with a laugh.’
- ‘I think technically, I had the first gold record for a solo female artist with Black Reign in 1994, but right after that, Brat came out and went platinum.’
- ‘Now 21, Lerche is a bona fide star in his homeland, where Faces Down is a gold record.’
- ‘She says that although success can be defined on many levels, her ultimate goal is not gold records and worldwide adulation - although that would be nice - but to live in the country again with a horse of her own.’
- ‘Devlin rose to fame in June 1958 when his debut single, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, a cover of an Elvis hit, sold more than 100,000 copies and made him the first Kiwi recording artist to achieve a gold record.’
- ‘This difference in generational experience may not lend itself to statistical measure, but it is as real as the platinum and gold records that continue to capture it.’
- ‘Now he has two gold records and is currently touring the US.’
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