Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' Is Certified Diamond by RIAA
Fresh off her latest record-breaking album Reputation, Taylor Swift has reached a new milestone with her back catalog. Her sophomore album, Fearless, was certified diamond by the RIAA on Monday (Dec. 11).
Diamond status means the 2008 album has achieved sales and streams exceeding 10 million equivalent album units. One equivalent album unit, as recognized by the RIAA, is equal to: one album sale, 10 tracks sold from an album, or 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video streams from an album. The RIAA revamped its Gold & Platinum Awards Program on Feb. 1, 2016, growing from a pure album sales certification process to one that includes tracks and streams.
The album, which went on to win album of the year at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, was also the best-selling album of 2009. It featured two of her biggest crossover hits: "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me."
The album was a follow-up to her self-titled country debut, released in 2006. The first single from Fearless was "Love Story," the Romeo and Juliet-inspired country-pop hit that sold 6.1 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. It also helped Swift become the youngest artist to ever win album of the year in 2010.
But the good news doesn't end there for Swift: Her latest release, Reputation, has also been certified 3X platinum, only a month after its release. It is the RIAA's top album of 2017. Her first single from the project, "Look What You Made Me Do," also reached 3X platinum, and "...Ready for It?" just achieved platinum status. Overall, it's a pretty good day for Taylor Swift.