Taylor Swift Enters Exclusive List of Female Acts Whose First 8 Albums Were Certified Platinum

Published: Monday 26th Oct 2020 by Rashad

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).

Details inside:

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.

3x Platinum

  • ‘You Need to Calm Down’ (Single)

2x Platinum

  • ‘Me!’ (Single)
  • ‘Lover’ (Single)

Platinum

  • ‘Folklore’ (Album)
  • ‘The Man’ (Song)

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  1. Hologram October 26, 2020

    Wow congratulations Taylor Swift 😇

  2. Tiff October 27, 2020

    How many female artists have 8 albums, anyway? Even Brandy only has 7 albums, and she’s been around a good while longer than Rihanna and Taylor.

    • King z October 27, 2020

      It’s a nod
      To their longevity

      Many artists fizzle out around album 3 or 4

      • Jay October 27, 2020

        Acts only need a good 4 studio albums and one holiday album that counts as their 5th if they have the right singles, music videos, and iconic eras. Everything else after that tends to be fluff or one off projects. It isn’t the 1970s where you need a 100 albums lol. It took D’Angelo to 3 albums (2 really) to be a neo soul icon. TLC had 4 albums as a trio (one holiday) are are iconic. Lauryn Hill has one solo album and is praised. The Fugees don’t have 8 albums are are iconic… plus heavily sampled

  3. wehate…..the party October 27, 2020

    rightand megan the stalllion hada great year so far .

  4. TRANS RACIAL QUEEN October 27, 2020

    She still at the top of artists selling albums even on her 8th album. Amazing

  5. Jaybee October 27, 2020

    Isn’t Mary j’s albums all platinum too ? Well the first 8.

  6. DC October 27, 2020

    Mariah does not have 8 multi platinum albums Mary j blige does please rewrite this article and put Some respect on Mary j name couldn’t even post her picture smh

    • Pu$$yPop$tre$$ October 27, 2020

      the article clearly says platinum OR higher. mariah’s first 8 albums do meet that qualification

    • Rican22 October 27, 2020

      She does, All Mariahs studio albums from 1990 all the way to 2008 are certified platinum or multi platinum ( 11 studio albums) not counting MTV unplugged, #1s and Greatest Hits which are also multi platinum

  7. Claude Remains October 27, 2020

    No “Queen” Beyonce I notice!!!!!!!

    • JustIgnoreMe October 27, 2020

      You know beyonce only has 6 solo albums

  8. Rishie October 29, 2020

    Rihanna has it through streams only..

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