Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ is the fastest album to reach a billion streams on Spotify.

Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Breaks Spotify Records

Taylor Swift’s latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, has taken the music streaming world by storm. Spotify recently confirmed that Swift’s album is the first ever to reach an unprecedented one billion streams in just one week. What’s even more remarkable is that this milestone was achieved with several days still to spare in the seven-day period.

This groundbreaking achievement surpasses Swift’s previous record set by her last album, Midnights, back in October 2022. While exact figures for Midnights were not disclosed by Spotify, estimates based on publicly available data suggest it reached the 700,000s mark for streams in a week.

Record-Breaking Momentum

The excitement surrounding The Tortured Poets Department has been nothing short of extraordinary. Within the first day of its release, the album skyrocketed past 300 million streams, hinting at the record-breaking achievement that would follow in the coming days.

Anticipation is now mounting for the album’s official sales and streaming figures, set to be unveiled at the end of the chart week. Projections indicate that The Tortured Poets Department is on track to surpass two million album-equivalent units, a milestone not seen since Adele’s 25 dominated the charts nine years ago.

Physical Sales Success

Aside from its streaming success, Swift’s album has also made waves in physical sales. Reports from Luminate and Billboard reveal that The Tortured Poets Department has become the bestselling vinyl release in a single week in the modern era, selling an impressive 700,000 LP copies within its first three days.

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As fans eagerly await the official sales figures and the album’s continued success, Swift continues to solidify her status as a powerhouse in the music industry.