Taylor Swift’s ‘Tortured Poets Department’ album claims top spot on Billboard, achieves record-breaking streaming numbers

Taylor Swift expressed her astonishment as her latest album achieved record-breaking streaming numbers and sold nearly 2 million physical records. Billboard described this accomplishment as a “historic” debut, leaving Taylor Swift’s mind blown.

Taylor Swift’s latest album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” has skyrocketed to the top of Billboard’s Hot 200 chart. The record-breaking album has sold over 2.6 million units in its first week alone, including streaming equivalents.

More than 1.9 million records were sold in traditional album sales, including both digital downloads and physical units.

According to the outlet, she holds the impressive record of being the only artist in the modern era to have seven different albums, each selling at least 1 million copies in a single week.

Adele’s album “25” from 2015 continues to hold the record, surpassing Swift’s sales with an impressive 3.4 million units sold in just one week. ‘NSYNC also achieved a remarkable feat with their album “No Strings Attached” in 2000, selling 2.4 million copies in a single week.

Taylor Swift’s latest release not only made waves in terms of sales, but it also broke records in the streaming world. According to Billboard, all 31 tracks from her album garnered an astounding 891.37 million official streams, marking the largest streaming debut for an album in history.

In a recent post on X, Swift expressed her gratitude to her fans and shared her excitement for the upcoming leg of her worldwide tour. She couldn’t help but express her amazement and enthusiasm, stating that her mind was blown and she was feeling “fired up.”

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Taylor Swift expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming support her album has received. In a heartfelt message, she shared her astonishment at the 2.6 million streams and thanked her fans for embracing “Tortured Poets” with open arms. The singer-songwriter couldn’t contain her excitement and felt truly overwhelmed by the love shown towards her latest musical creation.

“The Tortured Poets Department” offers a range of options for fans to enjoy, with four distinct variants available. Each variant comes with its own exclusive bonus track, and you can choose between CD, cassette, or vinyl formats. Additionally, there are Target-exclusive versions of the vinyl and CDs, along with limited collector’s edition CDs that were exclusively sold on her website.

Surprisingly, at 2 a.m. on April 19, Swift released a deluxe version of her album with 31 tracks. This special edition was made available for digital download and streaming.

According to Billboard, her album had an exceptional week for vinyl sales, selling a staggering 859,000 vinyl units. This is the highest number of vinyl sales for an album in the modern era.

Taylor Swift has achieved yet another milestone in her illustrious career. Her latest album has secured the top spot on the charts, making it her 14th No. 1 album. This impressive feat puts her in second place, alongside rapper Jay-Z. The only artists to have more No. 1 albums are The Beatles, who hold the record with 19 chart-topping albums.

Since 2019, Taylor Swift has been on a roll, releasing five studio albums and re-recording four of her previous releases with exclusive new tracks. This strategic move has allowed her to gain ownership of her masters, a significant achievement in the music industry. With her relentless work ethic and undeniable talent, Swift has solidified her position as one of the biggest acts in the industry, garnering immense popularity and critical acclaim.

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Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated “Eras Tour” kicked off in Arizona last year and is set to continue in Paris on May 9. Excitement is building among fans who believe that the singer will be performing songs from her new album during the tour. Speculation intensified when Swift released a video on YouTube Shorts, showing her touching a railing adorned with the logo of her album’s abbreviation, “TTPD.”

“I was already incredibly excited to return to the tour, but now you’re doing THIS? May 9th can’t come soon enough,” Swift enthusiastically told her fans on Sunday.

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