Lambert aims high with "Platinum"

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – Miranda Lambert is aiming high. She announced she would release her fifth major label disc, "Platinum," on June 3.

The disc contains her current single "Automatic."

The album will be the first since "Four the Record" from 2011, which contained the hits "Baggage Claim," "Over You," Fastest Girl in Town" and "Mama's Broken Heart." She went to number one with "Over You." "All Kinds of Kinds" also was released as a single and went to 24.

If Lambert has as much success with "Platinum," she may just follow the success of "Four the Record," which went Platinum, signifying sales of 1 million units. In fact, all of Lambert's major label discs have gone Platinum: "Kerosene" form 2005, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" from 2007 and "Revolution from "2009."

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