Taylor Swift broken records

A complete rundown of all the insane records Taylor Swift has broken in the last week

I’m not joking when I say there are over 50

It’s been a big week to be Taylor Swift – but then again, when is it not? Even by her own stratospheric Swiftian standards, though, these last seven days after the release of her 10th album Midnights have been unprecedented. It’s hard to keep up with all the records that Taylor Swift has actually broken in the last week or so – because I’m not joking when I say there really are that many. There are literally like, 50. She IS the music industry.

Well, fear not: I’ve rounded them all up for your reading and nosy data curiosity needs! Here are all the records Taylor Swift has broken since the release of Midnights!

General records

  1. The biggie: Taylor Swift became the first artist in history to have occupy all 10 songs in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  2. Midnights is the first album in history to get 10 top 10 hits.
  3. Taylor ties for most number one debuts on the Hot 100 amongst female artists (Five).
  4. Taylor Swift becomes the artist with the most top 10 hits in history (40).
  5. She becomes the first artist in history to debut an album and single at the top of the charts four times.
  6. Taylor becomes the only artist in Nielsen history to sell over a million copies of an album in its first week five times.
  7. She becomes the first artist to occupy the top five on the Billboard Global Hits 200.
  8. She gets a career high when Midnights surpasses 1 billion global streams in under a week.
  9. Taylor becomes the number one selling artist by album units in the US in 2022.
  10. 1 million pure album sales in a week – the first artist to do so since she set the record herself with Reputation in 2017
  11. Biggest first week streams for any album debut on Spotify.
  12. The same as above again, but for Amazon Music.
  13. Midnights sells more vinyls ever in a week in the history of Nielsen music records.
  14. Midnights breaks most single day streams in Spotify history.
  15. Taylor Swift now tied with Barbra Streisand as the female with the most number one albums on Billboard (11).
  16. Taylor’s the first artist ever to get 11 albums to DEBUT at one.
  17. Midnights becomes the best selling artist of the year in the US after one day of release
  18. Midnights becomes biggest debut of her career, beating 1989.
  19. Midnights becomes the best selling vinyl album of the year in one day.
  20. Taylor Swift gets one of her own records broken by extending her run on the artists 200 chart, now at 51 weeks.

UK records

  1. Midnights is certified Gold in two days.
  2. Anti-Hero is the biggest UK debut for an international artist.
  3. Pre-order record set, beating 1989
  4. The first time Taylor Swift ever gets debut single and album number one on the charts.
  5. She gets her ninth consecutive number one album.
  6. Midnights is the biggest debut album of 2022
  7. The biggest debut album for an international album since Lady Gaga’s Born This Way.
  8. The first and only artist to have nine UK number one albums this century.

Spotify records

  1. Midnights becomes the biggest debut for any album in Spotify history. (186 million streams)
  2. Anti-Hero goes to the top of the global chart and becomes the biggest song debut in Spotify history.
  3. Lavender Haze debuts at two and becomes the second biggest song debut in Spotify history.
  4. Snow on the Beach comes in at three, and, you guessed it, THIRD biggest song debut in Spotify history.
  5. Snow on the Beach, which features Lana Del Rey, becomes the biggest debut for an all-female collaboration.
  6. Maroon becomes fourth biggest debut on the global chart.
  7. You’re On Your Own, Kid becomes FIFTH. She basically owns every record on that chart right now.
  8. Taylor Swift has broken records and becomes the artist with all top five records for single debuts on global chart.
  9. Taylor breaks the record for most single day streams for an artist catalogue in history.
  10. Midnights is the fastest album ever to reach 500 million streams.

And that’s not even touching the records Taylor Swift has broken internationally, country by country and on other music streaming services like Apple Music.


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