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Taylor Swift Scores 14th No. 1 Album With The Tortured Poets Division

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Taylor Swift’s new LP, The Tortured Poets Division, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it her 14th studio album attain the height. The album achieved monumental first-week gross sales, debuting with 2.61 million equal album models within the U.S. within the week ending April 25, as Billboard studies. Of that quantity, 1.914 million models had been conventional album gross sales—with vinyl purchases alone representing an enormous 859,000—and on-demand streams clocked in at 891.34 million models. Swift is now tied with Jay-Z for essentially the most No. 1 albums amongst soloists. (The document for many No. 1s of all time remains to be held by the Beatles, who’ve 19 total.)

With these numbers, The Tortured Poets Division formally has the biggest streaming week for an album ever. It’s additionally the second-largest week for an album typically because the Billboard 200 began measuring by models in December 2014, the third-largest gross sales week since Luminate started electronically monitoring gross sales in 1991, and the biggest gross sales week for an album on vinyl within the trendy period, studies Billboard.

Swift introduced The Tortured Poets Division throughout her acceptance speech at the 2024 Grammy Awards for Greatest Pop Vocal Album for Midnights. The brand new album has contributions from Put up Malone, Florence Welch, Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Laura Sisk, Glenn Kotche, and lots of others.

Simply days after the brand new album dropped on April 19 (together with its shock second half, The Anthology), Swift broke her personal document for many weekly vinyl album gross sales, transferring 700,000 copies. Throughout all codecs, there have been about 1.5 million U.S. gross sales after the three-day interval

The Tortured Poets Division additionally turned the primary album to hit one billion Spotify streams inside its first week. Swift had solely herself to beat, as the document was beforehand held by Midnights.

After releasing The Tortured Poets Division and The Anthology, Swift shared a black-and-white music video for “Fortnight,” co-starring Put up Malone, Ethan Hawke, and Josh Charles.

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