Taylor Swift has a million reasons to celebrate following news that her new album, Lover, has been certified platinum only four weeks after its release.
In a press release from Swift’s label, Republic Records announced that Lover has sold 1 million copies in the U.S. to achieve platinum status, the latest accolade racked up by the 29-year-old singer’s new LP.
To date, tracks from Lover have amassed more than 3 billion streams worldwide; meanwhile, Swift held the number one spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100 Songwriters chart for three consecutive weeks as all 18 tracks from the album charted on Billboard‘s Hot 100 upon release.
In addition, Lover broke the record for the biggest first-week sales of any album since 2017 — shattering her own record, previously set by 2017’s Reputation.
“It’s definitely a quirky record,” said Swift of Lover in her recent cover-story interview for Rolling Stone.
“With this album, I felt like I sort of gave myself permission to revisit older themes that I used to write about, maybe look at them with fresh eyes. And to revisit older instruments — older in terms of when I used to use them. Because when I was making 1989, I was so obsessed with it being this concept of ’80s big pop, whether it was ’80s in its production or Eighties in its nature, just having these big choruses — being unapologetically big,” she explained.
“And then Reputation, there was a reason why I had it all in lowercase,” Swift added. “I felt like it wasn’t unapologetically commercial. It’s weird, because that is the album that took the most amount of explanation, and yet it’s the one I didn’t talk about. In the Reputation secret sessions I kind of had to explain to my fans, “I know we’re doing a new thing here that I’d never done before.” I’d never played with characters before. For a lot of pop stars, that’s a really fun trick, where they’re like, “This is my alter ego.” I had never played with that before. It’s really fun. And it was just so fun to play with on tour — the darkness and the bombast and the bitterness and the love and the ups and the downs of an emotional-turmoil record.”