Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ goes double platinum in the UK

Singer's fifth studio album continues to rack up sales figures despite the singer pulling her material off Spotify

Taylor Swift‘s ‘1989’ album has officially gone double platinum in the UK.

The singer’s fifth studio LP has now sold over 600,000 copies in the country since it was first released last October.

The record went double platinum within the first three weeks of its release in the US and album sales currently stand at over 4.6 million stateside.

Swift caused controversy at the time when she pulled the album and all her material off Spotify just days after its release.

She justified her decision by arguing that the bosses of the streaming site, which allows users to listen to millions of songs for free, aren’t compensating artists and songwriters properly.

Swift has since allowed some of her music to be streamed via’s Jay-Z’s subscription based music service Tidal.

Beats Music also has approached the singer over an exclusive deal.

The singer is among a host of artists including Florence And The Machine who have been approached by the Apple service.

Earlier this week, Swift was awarded the ‘Milestone Award for Youngest ACM Entertainer of the year’ by the Academy of Country Music.

She was presented the award by her mother Andrea Swift, who delivered a moving speech in honour of her daughter’s achievements.

Swift only recently revealed her mother had been diagnosed with cancer.

The singer confirmed the news of her mother’s diagnosis on Tumblr. Explaining to fans that she would normally put her feelings down to music, Swift said that her mother had urged her to speak directly to fans in a bid to convince their own parents to get checked out for the illness.