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Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless’ hits diamond status
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift’s sophomore album, which won album of the year at the 2010 Grammys, has been certified diamond.
Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta surprised the singer after her show Sunday with a plaque for “Fearless” indicating sales and streaming equivalent sales of 10 million units.
Swift actually earned six new plaques from the Recording Industry Association of America, including a triple-platinum certification for her latest album, “reputation.”
She became the first woman to perform three consecutive shows at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, when she hit the stage Friday, Saturday and Sunday. She performed in the rain during the last two shows.
With six shows at MetLife, Swift now ties Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi for most shows played at the stadium.
CNN’s Josh Campbell writing book on FBI
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN analyst and former government agent Josh Campbell is working on a book about the FBI and its battles during the Trump era.
Algonquin Books announced Monday that “Crossfire Hurricane: Inside the War On the FBI” will be published in the fall 2019. The book will examine the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and its tensions amid ongoing criticism from President Donald Trump and his supporters.
Campbell was with the FBI for 12 years and served as a special assistant to Director James Comey, who was fired by Trump in May 2017.
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