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go gold

Of an audio recording, to sell enough copies to achieve "gold" status. (The necessary total varies from country to country.) Our band had much more clout with the record label once our album went gold.
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go gold

(of a recording) achieve sales meriting a gold disc.
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The smooth-jazz star has always earned his keep, and then some, through his nimble-fingered command of the saxophone, from playing weddings and bar mitzvahs in his older brother's band in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley, to touring the world right out of college with Richard Marx, to going gold with just his second record, 1993's aptly titled Lucky Man.
Roye achieved success in the 70s with his band Nektar, whose albums Remember the Future and Down to Earth were massive hits in the United States and Germany, both going gold.
"It is very different going a walking pace around Aintree to going Gold Cup pace, and the fact is that I just don't think he could travel or jump well enough in the ground to keep up at Leopardstown."
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The Wanted have done a great job of "pushing" it so far, with their debut single going gold Stateside after selling over 500,000 copies.
charted at number 9 in the UK, quickly going Gold. Her live shows are renowned as a breathtaking showcase of her theatricality, while her incredible band provide the perfect backing to the songs which have captivated so many audiences.