Taylor Swift may be no stranger to seeing her name in the history books of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), but now she’s getting acquainted with a new honor: Queen of the Digital Era.
A title long held by Pop superstar Rihanna, the Barbadian beauty was unseated Monday (October 26) when the RIAA updated its record logs with a slew of new or upgraded certifications for Swift.
The latter’s refreshed total now sees her as the best-selling female artist of the digital era.
As we reported here, Taylor Swift is the owner of six new or refreshed certifications from the RIAA.
- ‘You Need to Calm Down’ (Single)
- ‘Me!’ (Single)
- ‘Lover’ (Single)
- ‘Folklore’ (Album)
- ‘The Man’ (Song)
With the increases listed above, her total digital certifications in the United States now sits at 133.5 million – 4.5 million higher than longtime RIAA ruler Rihanna.
Among all artists, Swift is second only to Drake who, as of time reported, has amassed over 163 million in Platinum or higher plaques.
It should be noted the RIAA, unlike Billboard, does NOT include the stats of an artist’s features in his or her tally. If such were the case, Rih and Drake would probably have significantly higher totals than they’ve already amassed.