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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 12-year-old's Voice of an Angel CD has gone gold after out-selling U2, Oasis, Cher and Phil Collins.
Speaking to the Daily Post yesterday Richard said: "It is unbelievable, when we got into this we decided to take it one day at a time and to now find ourselves with an album which has been at number one for three weeks and has gone Gold is fantastic.
Her debut album Melody, released in July, has already gone gold and tracks All The Times I Cried and Stop I Don't Love You Anymore have become Radio 2 favourites.
Sneaky Sound System's second album has just gone gold in Australia and their debut UK album will be released in September.
Eye To The Telescope has already gone gold in Britain and Ireland.
The 24-year-old Paisley singer had plenty to smile about as he announced his new album, Seven Years - 10 weeks, has gone gold days before it's in the shops.
That album has gone gold now in Ireland and they've been picked up on by various British tip sheets and magazines.