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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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At the tender age of 13, Britain's Got Talent's Faryl Smith is set to become the first classical artist to go gold within a week of releasing a debut album.
It was the first debut record to go gold in Britain, and reached the top ten in the United States, and was an influence of a hybrid of American country-rock later called rockabilly.
Sophie saw her debut album Tongues and Tails go gold and win her a Grammy nomination in 1992.
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SUPERSTAR Alan Jackson has carved out yet another musical milestone as the first country artist to go gold on the digital single download market.
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Jamie Cullum, 24, has seen his first major album go gold in just a fortnight.