Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department' Sells 1.4M Copies on First Day of Release

In a blockbuster start that's breaking records and setting new milestones, Taylor Swift's latest album, 'The Tortured Poets Department', has taken the music world by storm, marking an unprecedented start for the pop superstar.

AceShowbiz - Taylor Swift's latest musical venture, "The Tortured Poets Department", has not just met expectations; it has obliterated them, jetting off to a historic start that has both fans and the music industry buzzing. Released on April 19, the album has already set records, showcasing Swift's unassailable influence in the evolving music landscape.

According to initial reports to Luminate, the album sold a staggering 1.4 million copies in traditional sales on its first day, making it the biggest sales week ever for any of Swift's albums in the U.S. This feat is further highlighted by the album's monumental streaming success.

On Spotify, "The Tortured Poets Department" not only surpassed 300 million streams within a single day but also became Spotify’s first-ever album to achieve such a feat, eclipsing previous records held by Swift herself with her "Midnights" album and even Beyonce Knowles' "Cowboy Carter".

What makes "The Tortured Poets Department" extraordinarily captivating is its mix of collaboration and storytelling depth, attributed to Swift's clever songwriting and notable contributions from Post Malone, Florence and the Machine, Jack Antonoff, and Aaron Dessner.

The album consists of 31 tracks, including its opening hit "Fortnight", which Swift describes as "1989 grown up," detailing her evolution both personally and professionally.

Swift's surprise reveal of the album as a "secret DOUBLE album" just two hours after its initial release added to the frenzy. The deluxe edition encompasses 15 additional songs, offering fans a deep dive into what Swift termed as "tortured poetry" written over the past two years, solidifying the album's place as a storytelling masterpiece.

As the album continues to dominate both sales and streaming charts, it is projected to mark Swift's 14th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, further securing her record for the most No. 1 albums among women and tying with Jay-Z among soloists. Such achievements not only underscore Swift's enduring appeal and artistic versatility but also reflect her unparalleled ability to connect with a global audience on a profound level.

Amidst this record-breaking journey, "The Tortured Poets Department" stands not just as an album but as a cultural milestone, reinforcing Taylor Swift's legacy as one of the most influential musicians of her generation.

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