Taylor Swift's New Song Breaks Spotify Record with 300 Million Streams in 24 Hours

Taylor Swift's latest album "The Tortured Poets Department" breaks Spotify records, featuring collaborations with Florence And The Machine and Post Malone. The album's massive streaming numbers highlight Swift's enduring popularity and the dominance of streaming platforms.

author-image
Trim Correspondents
Updated On
New Update
Taylor Swift's New Song Breaks Spotify Record with 300 Million Streams in 24 Hours

Taylor Swift's New Song Breaks Spotify Record with 300 Million Streams in 24 Hours

Taylor Swift's latest album "The Tortured Poets Department" has shattered Spotify records, with her new song "Fortnight" featuring Post Malone reaching 300 million streams within the first 24 hours of its release on April 19, 2024. The album itself also became the first in Spotify history to surpass 300 million streams in a single day.

Swift's 11th studio album includes collaborations with Florence And The Machine and Post Malone. The lead single "Fortnight" not only broke the record for most streams in a day for a song, but also helped Swift become the most-streamed artist in a single day on Spotify, breaking her own previous record set in October 2023.

Post Malone expressed his honor and excitement to have worked with Swift on the track, describing her as a once-in-a-lifetime talent. The music video for "Fortnight" features appearances from actors Ethan Hawke and Josh Charles, as well as Post Malone himself.

With "The Tortured Poets Department," Swift now holds the top three biggest album debuts in Spotify history, with her previous albums "Midnights" and "1989 (Taylor's Version)" also making the list. The album captured 36 spots on Spotify's global chart of the most-streamed tracks, occupying 18% of the top 200.

Why this matters: Taylor Swift's record-breaking success on Spotify with "The Tortured Poets Department" demonstrates her enduring popularity and the immense anticipation for her new music. The album's massive streaming numbers highlight the continued dominance of streaming platforms in the music industry and Swift's ability to captivate a global audience.

Just hours after the initial 16-song release, Swift surprised fans by announcing an expanded 31-song version of the album titled "The Anthology." The album's lyrics have sparked speculation about references to Swift's past relationships, including her split from actor Joe Alwyn and her reported romance with NFL star Travis Kelce. Swift is set to bring her Eras Tour to the UK starting in June 2024, where fans can expect to hear her new record-breaking hits live.

Key Takeaways

  • Taylor Swift's "The Tortured Poets Department" set Spotify streaming records.
  • The album's lead single "Fortnight" featuring Post Malone broke the 24-hour streaming record.
  • Swift became the most-streamed artist in a single day on Spotify.
  • The album is Swift's 3rd biggest debut on Spotify, occupying 18% of the global chart.
  • Swift surprised fans with an expanded 31-song "Anthology" version of the album.