5 Records That Taylor Swift Broke with “The Tortured Poets Department”

We’ve watched Taylor Swift break countless records over the years, and she’s showing no signs of stopping. The Grammy winner made quite a splash with her latest album The Tortured Poets Department, and here are five major milestones she set along the way.

Largest Streaming Week

Tortured Poets debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with the second-largest week for any album and the largest streaming week overall, with 891.37 million streams across 31 songs.

Most No. 1 Albums Among Soloists

Tortured Poets is Swift’s 14th album to hit No. 1 helping her tie Jay-Z’s record for most chart-topping albums among soloists, only second to The Beatles with 19 No. 1 records.

Largest Modern-Day Vinyl Week

Tortured Poets also scored the largest sales week of Swift’s career. Vinyl copies alone made up for 859,000 units in sales, helping the singer score the largest vinyl week in modern history.

Top 14 Billboard Hot 100 Hits

Swift monopolized the first 14 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 with the songs from her new album, becoming the first artist to ever achieve this feat.

First Woman With 50+ Top 10 Hits

The success of Tortured Poets brought Swift’s number of top ten hits to 59, helping her become the only female artist in the Hot 100 history with over 50 songs in the top 10.

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