Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” Reaches 8x Platinum, “Trouble” Goes 7x Platinum

Taylor Swift received a myriad of new certifications from the RIAA.

Taylor Swift in Blank Space | Big Machine

Earlier Monday, Big Machine revealed that the four singles from Taylor Swift’s “reputation” received upgraded digital certifications in the United States.

Monday night, the RIAA confirmed new certifications for numerous other Taylor Swift tracks.

The biggest certification — an 8x platinum award — went to Swift’s smash hit “Blank Space.” The award signifies 8 million in US units, with each equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.

Swift meanwhile received a 7x platinum award (7 million) for “I Knew You Were Trouble” (7 million), 2x platinum honors (2 million) for “Everything Has Changed (featuring Ed Sheeran)” and the song “Red,” platinum awards (1 million) for “Forever & Always” and “Welcome To New York” and gold awards (500,000) for “How You Get The Girl,” “The Best Day,” “All Too Well,” and “The Way I Loved You.”

Swift now boasts 120 million in certified US digital single units. She trails only Drake (142 million) and Rihanna (124 million) as America’s #3 digital singles artist.

— In addition to the new song certifications, Swift received two album upgrades. Her “Red” ascended to 7x platinum status (7 million), while “The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection” went platinum (1 million).

Album units are equal to 1 album sale, 10 track sales or 1500 track streams.

Written by Brian Cantor

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