‘1989’ is Taylor Swift’s Third Album with 10 or More RIAA Certified Tracks

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With Monday’s wave of new RIAA certifications, Taylor Swift picked up a massive 15 new (or upgraded) Gold and Platinum awards.

Among those were an overdue 7x Platinum certification for album ‘Red’ (2012; 4.41m US pure to date), an 8x certification for the seven week Hot 100 #1 “Blank Space” and a Gold award for fan favorite “All Too Well” (from ‘Red’). Consequently, Swift’s overall RIAA single units swell to 120 million.

But perhaps most impressively, ‘1989’ joined a small — albeit growing — club of albums with at least 10 certified tracks. It’s Taylor’s third release to reach this milestone following ‘Fearless’ (13) and ‘Speak Now’ (11).

As of July 23, 11 of the 16 tracks on ‘1989’ have earned Gold status or higher with 8 of those being certified Platinum or higher. Altogether, single units for the album now top a combined 32 million.

  1. SHAKE IT OFF 9X Multi-Platinum June 8, 2017
  2. BLANK SPACE 8X Multi-Platinum July 23, 2018
  3. BAD BLOOD 5X Multi-Platinum February 21, 2017
  4. WILDEST DREAMS 3X Multi-Platinum September 20, 2016
  5. STYLE 3X Multi-Platinum December 7, 2015
  6. THIS LOVE Platinum March 13, 2018
  7. WELCOME TO NEW YORK Platinum July 23, 2018
  8. OUT OF THE WOODS Platinum May 11, 2016
  9. HOW YOU GET THE GIRL Gold July 23, 2018
  10. ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS STAY Gold December 11, 2017
  11. NEW ROMANTICS Gold May 18, 2016

In addition to the aforementioned Swift albums, other recent projects with at least 10 certified tracks include Drake’s ‘Views’ (15), twenty one pilots’ ‘Blurryface’ (all 14; first album with all tracks certified), Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ (all 14) and Melanie Martinez’s ‘Cry Baby’ (10).


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