Taylor Swift: New album breaks chart record in the USA

Taylor Swift
New album breaks chart record in the USA

Taylor Swift is breaking one record after another with her new album.

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Taylor Swift’s new album continues to dominate the charts. In the USA she has surpassed her record, but cannot get past Adele.

Taylor Swift’s (34) new album “The Tortured Poets Department” is conquering the charts worldwide and – unsurprisingly – breaking one record after the next. In the US, the superstar’s eleventh studio album sold 2.61 million copies within a week of its release on April 19, as “Billboard” reports. The singer is off to the best start to an album in nine years.

The last album to record more sales in its first week was “25” by Adele (35), which was released in 2015. It sold 3.48 million copies within the first seven days of release. This number counts loudly “Variety” in view of the now changed consumer behavior as unrepeatable. For Swift, “The Tortured Poets Department” is the seventh album to sell more than a million copies in a week.

Swift also surpassed her previous record. Her album “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” sold 1.65 million copies in one week last year. This is followed by “Midnights” from 2022 with 1.58 million sales and “Reputation” from 2017 with 1.24 million sales.

Records in Germany

Swift has also set records in the album charts in Germany. “The Tortured Poets Department” is the best-selling album by a solo act within a week in seven years, as the Official German Charts, determined by GfK Entertainment, reported on Friday (April 26th). It is also the best-selling album in a week by an international act in two and a half years. The Grammy winner also had the best album launch week in Germany in two years.

Swift dropped her first record with her new album within a day. Swift’s new record was streamed 200 million times on Spotify within 24 hours of its release. No other album has ever achieved this mark before “Variety” reported. On April 22nd, the album broke the billion mark, according to the streaming service announced on X.


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