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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 title track, a cover of a Hank Williams classic, earned the band a spot on the Top 40 charts, and the album went gold.
A second album, utilizing African rhythms and pop melodies, went gold in Portugal.
In the last year they've exploded on America and elsewhere, their record went gold in the UK (?
st of Ed Sheeran knows a hit when he hears one, so he snapped up Devon's Jamie Lawson to be the first signing his Gingerbread Man label, and in no time, Jamie's tearjerker Wasn't Expecting That went gold and earned him an Novello award.
Before its next album, the Dru was heard on the soundtrack to "Def Jam's How To Be A Player" with "Big Bad Mamma," a #10 R&B hit from Foxy Brown featuring Dru Hill, and the soundtrack to "Soul Food" with the Babyface-penned "We're Not Making Love No More," a #2 R&B/Top 15 Pop hit that also went gold.
Their own career saw a resurgence in 1984 with Solid, which went gold and produced the number one "SOLID" (number 12 on the pop charts), "Outta the World," and "Babies.
He released around 80 albums, 24 of which went gold.
He announced that his new album, ``Room for Squares,'' went gold (half-million copies sold) on Wednesday and then joked that he's been gold on Napster for quite a while, referring to the Internet's free music-downloading service.