Taylor Swift Makes RIAA History As ‘Shake It Off’ Certified Diamond

Published: Thursday 21st Nov 2019 by Rashad

It’s been five years since Taylor Swift released ‘Shake It Off’ – the chart-topping lead single from her fifth studio album, ‘1989,’ but the project has found itself the topic of much recent chatter. While the bad includes an ongoing lawsuit from 3LW writers who claim the song’s chorus rips off the group’s 2001 hit, ‘Playas Gon’ Play’ (click here to read more on that), good has now come in the form of yet another historic achievement courtesy of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

No stranger to seeing her name penciled in the organization’s history books, the ‘Blank Page’ beauty is now being written in thanks to reports ‘Shake’ has officially been certified Diamond – denoting sales equivalence of 10 million in the United States.

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Earlier this week, the RIAA sent fans into a frenzy when it updated its logs to reveal Swift’s 2014 megahit, ‘Shake,’ had attained Diamond status. Making it only the 34th song in history to do so, the accomplishment also makes her the first and only woman to ever achieve a Diamond single and album over her career.

Fans may recall the singer’s 2008 title, ‘Fearless,’ is posted as a Diamond seller.


Surprisingly, the RIAA withdrew the announcement and reduced ‘Shake’ back to 9x Platinum (as of time reported the organization’s web site lists the song as such). It’s not immediately clear if the revelation was made prematurely or totally in error. However, given that ‘Shake’ was certified 9x Platinum in mid-2017, it stands to reason the song has crossed the next tier’s threshold in the 2.5 years since.

That Grape Juice has contacted the RIAA for clarification.

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  1. CardiIsQueen November 21, 2019

    Whew… That white privilege somethin else ain’t it!!

    • Kevon November 21, 2019

      Why everything has to be about race ..please yall black people need to stop complaning and useing the race card on everything

      • gina November 21, 2019

        oh stfu, america was BUILT on racism, theres a racist in the WH, everything is always about race in this country, stop ignoring reality.

    • Kevon November 21, 2019

      And dont get me wrong I’m not no white boy

      • gina November 21, 2019

        then you should be ashamed of yourself for even making that ignorant statement.

    • Fancy BISH November 21, 2019

      Shut up and support Tinashe and stop crying ..lil nas has a diamond single, is that gaay privilege?

  2. OurP November 21, 2019

    As if they gonna call yous back hahahhaa GONE

  3. Fierce November 21, 2019

    Haters gonna hate hate hate hate….shake shake shake off!. I love this Bish!.

  4. Clarksooon November 21, 2019

    Congratulations Taylor
    Scooter getting some of that money tho.

    Scooter dont sell her masters back to her, her songs are valuable as hell.
    If u licence this song to a car company for advertising, they will pay u nothing less than 500k.

    In other news:
    Tinashe new album is number one on itunes, how did this happen?

    • gina November 21, 2019

      too bad camila couldnt do it lmaooooo

  5. Fancy BISH November 21, 2019

    21st century queen of music.

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