Blake Shelton Scores First Platinum Album

Blake Shelton ’s album Red River Blue, released in 2011, has been certified platinum by the RIAA for shipments of 1 million copies. This is his first platinum album. However, Shelton does have two double-platinum singles: “Honey Bee” and “God Gave Me You,” signifying 2 million digital downloads. In related news, Lady Antebellum ’s “Need You Now” has surpassed 6 million downloads, while Taylor Swift ’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” has reached triple platinum. Swift’s new album Red is now certified quadruple platinum.