Despite her recent full-time foray into pop music, Taylor Swift is still racking up accolades in the country music world.
Every month the RIAA(Recording Industry Association of America) releases their list of album and single sales certifications which recognize certain benchmarks. For example, Platinum status is reached when a total equalling 1 Million units is physically or digitally purchased or streamed. August was a big month for Swift as a group of her songs eclipsed some pretty staggering numbers.
- “Love Story” seven-times Platinum (7 Million sales)
- “You Belong With Me” six-times Platinum
- “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” five-times Platinum
- “Our Song” four-times Platinum
- “Mean” & “Mine” triple Platinum
- “Back to December”, “Fifteen”, “Picture to Burn” and “Safe & Sound” double Platinum
- “Crazier” & “The Story of Us” Platinum
- w/ Keith Urban and Tim McGraw “Highway Don’t Care” double Platinum
Taylor’s fifth studio album, 1989, is due for release October 27th and you can watch the music video for the lead single “Shake it Off” below!