Upon learning her seventh studio album, ‘Lover,’ had been certified Platinum in September 2019 (as we reported here), Taylor Swift entered history books by becoming the female artist to accumulate 7 Platinum (or multi-Platinum) LPs the fastest.
Now, she’s extended that record as her latest opus – ‘Folklore’ – has become the first album of 2020 to sell 1 million copies (as we reported here).
On Monday (October 26), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) updated its logs to reveal a slew of updated certifications for Swift including the official report her latest album, ‘Folklore,’ is now Platinum in the United States (denoting sales equivalence of 1 million copies in the country).
With the new plaque Taylor joins an exclusive club of divas (Madonna, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Rihanna) who watched their first 8 studio albums be certified Platinum or higher. Although Tay and Rih are the only two ladies who accomplished the feat this century, the ‘Cardigan’ crooner did it the fastest.
Look below to see what other entries from Swift’s prized discography got an RIAA upgrade this week.
- ‘You Need to Calm Down’ (Single)
- ‘Me!’ (Single)
- ‘Lover’ (Single)
- ‘Folklore’ (Album)
- ‘The Man’ (Song)