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go platinum

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

(of a recording) achieve sales meriting a platinum disc.
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In lab tests, electrodes made of the platinum-nickel alloy are about 10 times as active chemically as ones made of pure platinum and about 90 times as active as the platinum-carbon electrodes now used in state-of-the-art fuel cells, the researchers report online for an upcoming issue of Science.
8 percent increase in platinum concentrates to 751,800 ounces, up from 690,900 ounces in the comparable period of last year.
In 2002, demand for platinum exceeded supply for the fourth year in a row, so the market anticipated a price increase.