Taylor Swifts breaks records

October 24, 2022
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And before the clock could even strike midnight on October 22nd, Taylor Swift broke the record for most-streamed album in a single day in Spotify history.

Music streaming service Spotify tweeted on singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s new album, “Midnights.” Her new album is also the top-selling album of the year, outselling Harry Styles’ album, “Harry’s House.”

Why It Matters: Within one day of being released, Taylor Swift's new album received "the largest sales week for any album since 2017" – breaking her own record for when her album called reputation came out. Additionally, Midnights broke the "modern-era record for single-week vinyl album sales in the U.S" based on data going back to 1991, Billboard reports.

Taylor Swift's Tweet in response to Spotify's announcement

Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ Off to Record-Breaking Start in U.S. (Billboard)

by Jenna Lee,