Did Taylor Swift overtake Beyoncé's sales record with The Tortured Poets Department?

Taylor Swift has been breaking all sorts of impressive sales records – including one of Beyoncé's – with The Tortured Poets Department!

Taylor Swift has been breaking all sorts of impressive sales records with The Tortured Poets Department!
Taylor Swift has been breaking all sorts of impressive sales records with The Tortured Poets Department!  © Screenshot/Instagram/@taylorswift

The pop star's eleventh studio album was released on Friday and, after just three days of the breakup album being on sale, it is already reportedly the fastest-selling album of 2024.

That means that The Tortured Poets Department has overtaken Beyoncé's Cowboy Carter, which was the fastest-selling album to date before TTPD's release!

The Tortured Poets Department also managed to break some big streaming records on Spotify and Apple Music, too!

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On Apple Music, the album was named the most successful pop album of all time as measured by the first day of streams.

TayTay has already broken several records on Spotify, including:

  • the most pre-saved album
  • the most streamed album in one day
  • the most streamed female musician in one day
  • the single Fortnight was the most streamed single in one day

It seems like Taylor Swift's lyrical genius has once again cast its spell on her droves of adoring fans. What about you – do you think The Tortured Poets Department is worth the hype?

Cover photo: Screenshot/Instagram/@taylorswift

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