Taylor Swift makes history again with ‘The Tortured Poets Department’

Taylor Swift continues to rewrite the record books with her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, as she becomes the first artiste ever to claim the top 14 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, per variety.com

“Fortnight,” her collaboration with Post Malone, leads the pack at No. 1, marking Swift’s 12th chart-topper. This achievement breaks her own record set by “Midnights” in 2022, where she dominated the chart with 10 tracks.

With this feat, Swift ties for the sixth-most No. 1s and reaches 59 career top 10s, the most among female artists. “Fortnight” also secured 76.2 million streams, becoming her ninth No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, the most among women.

All 31 songs from The Tortured Poets Department have landed in the Hot 100, with “Cruel Summer” holding onto the chart. Swift’s unprecedented success places her ahead of music icons like Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and Stevie Wonder for the most chart-toppers on the Hot 100.

“The Tortured Poets Department” debuted atop the Billboard 200 with 2.61 million album-equivalent units, the second-biggest debut of all time, behind Adele’s “25”. Swift also set the record for the highest streaming numbers in a week with 891.37 million on-demand streams.

Reacting to her album sales on social media, Swift expressed her gratitude, saying, “My mind is blown. I’m completely floored by the love you’ve shown this album. 2.6 million ARE YOU ACTUALLY SERIOUS?? Thank you for listening, streaming, and welcoming Tortured Poets into your life. Feeling completely overwhelmed. I was already so fired up to get back to the tour but you doing THIS?? May 9th can’t come soon enough.”

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