Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department' Shatters Spotify Record with Over 1 Billion Streams in First Week

Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department' breaks Spotify records, surpassing 1 billion streams in 5 days and setting new vinyl sales records. The album's success cements Swift's status as a streaming powerhouse.

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Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department' Shatters Spotify Record with Over 1 Billion Streams in First Week

Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department' Shatters Spotify Record with Over 1 Billion Streams in First Week

Taylor Swift's highly anticipated album 'The Tortured Poets Department' has broken the Spotify record for the most streams in a single week, surpassing an astonishing 1 billion streams in just five days after its release on April 19, 2024. The album has also set new records for the highest first-week traditional album sales, including a modern-era record of 800,000 in vinyl sales.

'The Tortured Poets Department' became Spotify's most-streamed album in a single day upon its release, exceeding 300 million streams and surpassing Swift's previous records for 'Midnights' and '1989 (Taylor's Version)'. The lead single 'Fortnight' featuring Post Malone also broke the record for the most-streamed song in a single day on the platform.

Swift now holds the top three spots for the most-streamed albums in a single day on Spotify, cementing her status as a streaming powerhouse. The singer-songwriter spoke about collaborating with Post Malone on 'Fortnight', expressing her admiration for his songwriting and musical experimentation.

Why this matters: Taylor Swift's record-breaking success with 'The Tortured Poets Department' demonstrates her unparalleled ability to captivate audiences and dominate the music industry. The album's massive streaming numbers and vinyl sales highlight the enduring appeal of Swift's music and her dedicated fanbase.

In a social media post, Swift declared that the "sensational and sorrowful chapter" of her life reflected in the album is now "closed" and "boarded up", adding that her tears have become "holy in the form of ink on a page". The album is projected to easily surpass 2 million in album-equivalent units, which would be the highest numbers for any album since Adele's '25' in 2015.

Key Takeaways

  • Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department' broke Spotify's single-week streaming record.
  • The album set new records for highest first-week traditional album sales, including 800,000 in vinyl.
  • The lead single 'Fortnight' featuring Post Malone broke the record for most-streamed song in a day.
  • Swift now holds the top 3 spots for most-streamed albums in a single day on Spotify.
  • The album is projected to surpass 2 million album-equivalent units, the highest since Adele's '25'.