Taylor Swift’s Red Was 2012′s Only Triple-Platinum Album

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Taylor Swift’s Red Was 2012′s Only Triple-Platinum Album

Published on January 29, 2013 by CMT News

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift‘s album Red was the only 2012 release to be certified
triple platinum by the RIAA, according to a report released Tuesday (Jan. 29). The award signifies 3 million shipments of
the album, which was released in October.

In addition, Swift’s “We
Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
was certified triple platinum in December for 3 million digital downloads. The report
noted Swift has sold more than 37 million digital singles since her career began in 2006.

Among country albums released
in 2012, platinum certifications were earned by Jason Aldean‘s Night
Train
, Lionel Richie‘s Tuskegee and Carrie
Underwood
‘s Blown Away for shipments of 1 million copies.

Although they were released earlier than 2012,
the following albums were also certified platinum last year: Luke Bryan‘s
Tailgates Tanlines, Kenny Chesney‘s Greatest Hits
II
, Eric Church‘s Chief, Scotty
McCreery
‘s Clear as Day and Tim McGraw‘s Number One Hits.
Meanwhile, Hunter Hayes enjoyed his first gold album, signifying 500,000
units shipped of his self-titled project.

The RIAA certified 139 digital songs as platinum in 2012. First-time recipients
include Eric Church’s “Springsteen,” Florida
Georgia Line
‘s “Cruise,” Little
Big Town
‘s “Pontoon,” Love
and Theft
‘s “Angel Eyes,” Kip
Moore
‘s “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” and Jerrod
Niemann
‘s “Lover, Lover.” Meanwhile, first-time recipients
of gold singles, marking 500,000 singles sold, include Pistol Annies
“Hell on Heels” and Jana
Kramer
‘s “Why Ya Wanna.”

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