Taylor Swift Leads Platinum, Gold Certifications

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Taylor Swift Leads Platinum, Gold Certifications

Published on December 31, 2012 by CMT News

Taylor Swift
Although Taylor Swift‘s new album is titled Red, she’s now facing
a colorful stack of gold and platinum certifications from the RIAA.

Earlier this month, that album’s lead single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,”
reached triple-platinum status, signifying 3 million downloads. Additional certifications include platinum singles for “Eyes
Open” and “I Knew You Were Trouble,” as well as gold
singles for 500,000 digital downloads of “Begin Again” and “Red.”

Swift’s
Red album was quickly certified triple platinum in November for 3 million units shipped.

Meanwhile, Lee
Brice
‘s “Hard to Love” reached platinum status in December,
as did Eli Young Band‘s “Even
if It Breaks Your Heart.”
Other gold certifications include Rascal
Flatts
‘ “Come Wake Me Up” and Blake
Shelton
‘s “Over.”

On the album front, Mumford
Sons
Babel has been certified platinum for shipments of 1 million units. Little
Big Town
‘s Tornado, the Lumineers‘ self-titled debut and
Justin Moore‘s self-titled debut from 2009 have all reached gold status
for 500,000 units shipped.

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