Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Breaks Yet Another Spotify Record – Update

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UPDATE, 12 PM: Another record for Taylor Swift. Her Tortured Poets Department has become the first album in Spotify history to surpass one billion streams in a single week — and it happened in just five days. The previous album to reach the most streams in a week also came from Swift, with her last release Midnights in October 2022. There was no specific number of streams released by Spotify at the time, but Swift apparently broke her own record with Tortured Poets. Publicly available Spotify data estimated the Midnights figure to be in the 700,000s.

UPDATE, April 20: Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department has set yet another Spotify record, becoming the most-streamed album in a single day, reportedly exceeding 200 million streams.

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Swift now has the top three most-streamed albums in a single day, with previous records held by Midnights and 1989 (Taylor’s Version).

PREVIOUS, April 20: Yet another record for Swift was announced by Spotify on Saturday:

Swift also surprised fans with the release early this morning of The Anthology, featuring 15 additional tracks.

While fans lapped up the new music, some critics were underwhelmed. The New York Times called Tortured Poets “an uneven LP.”

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