Taylor Swift goes platinum
Monday, June 11, 2007
– Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album was certified platinum by the RIAA, signifying sales of 1 million units, her label announced Monday. The teenager country singer was surprised with an official platinum plaque by RIAA Senior Director of Artist & Industry Relations John Henkel and Big Machine Records President/CEO Scott Borchetta at CMA Music Fest on Sunday.
The presentation took place at the Big Machine Records booth during the Fest.
Swift's debut single, "Tim McGraw," is a Top 5 Country hit and a gold selling digital single (signifying sales of over 500,000 digital paid downloads). Her second single, "Teardrops on My Guitar" has achieved top 15 status.
Swift also has toured with Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw/Faith Hill.
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