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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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Gone Gold is unlikely to offer much value but a winning debut would hardly be a surprise.
Mind, Body and Soul entered the US Billboard chart at number 11 in September and has already gone gold.
Nokia also confirmed that Pocket Kingdom had gone gold and would start shipping around the world next week.
The game, developed by Valve Software, has gone gold and has a planned retail street date of November 16.
Funeral For A Friend were also surprised this week when they found their second album had gone gold.
Like All The Small Things, which reached No.2 in the UK charts, it's lifted from their Enema Of The State album which has now gone gold over here to follow up its quadruple-platinum success in the States.
Now, his debut album + has gone gold on pre-sales alone and he's about to embark on a second headline tour.
Sneaky Sound System's second album has just gone gold in Australia and their debut UK album will be released in September.