Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Certified 2x Platinum In UK

Taylor Swift and The Weeknd just earned multi-platinum certifications in the UK.

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off | Big Machine/Republic/Vevo

Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and The Weeknd’s “Starboy” both peaked at #2 on the Official UK Singles Chart.

This week, both songs attained multi-platinum status in the nation.

According to the BPI, “Shake It Off” and “Starboy” earned double platinum awards this week. The certifications confirm 1.2 million in UK units.

“Shake It Off” actually becomes Swift’s first multi-platinum song in the UK.

It is the third for The Weeknd, who also holds 2x platinum singles in “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills.”

Written by Brian Cantor

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