Taylor Swift goes platinum with ‘Lover’

Album amasses over three billion streams globally

Taylor Swift’s critically adored album Lover, released August 23rd via Republic Records, receives platinum certification in just four weeks from the RIAA in recognition of over one million U.S. sales.

This only adds to a series of recent accolades, achievements, and accomplishments for the superstar. Lover exceeded one million in U.S. consumption in less than two weeks. Swift held No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songwriters Chart for three straight weeks anchored by “Lover,” “You Need To Calm Down” and “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco. She also emerged as No. 1 most-streamed female artist globally on Spotify and all 18 tracks from Lover charted on the Billboard’s Hot 100 upon release.

She accelerated the sales of Lover to historic heights by not only delivering the highest-selling album of 2019, but also achieving “the biggest first-week total for any album since her own Reputation in 2017,” according to Billboard. Accumulating number ones in over 100 countries, Lover is also China’s most consumed full-length international album of 2019, besting the previous record holder by double. Total global streams are over three billion to date.

Lover is the ten-time GRAMMY Award winning, record-breaking superstar’s seventh album. Swift’s juggernaut arrives as a fan favorite and currently ranks as her highest rated critically acclaimed album on Metacritic.

Swift will support Lover with a series of U.S. and international concert dates and festivals in 2020. Her only US concert dates in the 2020, Lover Fest West and Lover Fest East, will be held next summer in Los Angeles and Foxborough, Massachusetts, respectively. Lover Fest West at SoFi Stadium and Lover Fest East at Gillette Stadium will be produced by Taylor Swift Touring and promoted by the Messina Touring Group (MTG).

International dates include Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Poland and others. Additional U.K. and international dates and festivals will be announced soon.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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