Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Breaks Records with 1.4 Million Copies Sold on First Day in U.S.

Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Breaks Records with 1.4 Million Copies Sold on First Day in U.S.

Taylor Swift’s latest album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” made an explosive entrance into the music scene with a record-breaking first day of sales in the U.S. Released on April 19, the album sold a staggering 1.4 million copies in traditional album sales, setting a new milestone for Swift’s career.

Initial reports to data tracking firm Luminate revealed the astounding success of “The Tortured Poets Department,” making it Swift’s biggest sales week ever for any album in the U.S. Furthermore, the album’s deluxe streaming and digital editions, featuring 31 songs, amassed an impressive 243.4 million official on-demand audio streams in the U.S. on its debut day. Leading the pack was the album’s first single, “Fortnight,” featuring Post Malone, which garnered 18.4 million streams.

In total, “The Tortured Poets Department” accumulated 1.6 million equivalent album units in the U.S. on its first day alone, signaling a monumental achievement in Swift’s illustrious career. The last album to surpass a million units in a week was Swift’s own “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” in late 2023, when it racked up 1.653 million units in its opening week.


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The impressive sales figures of “The Tortured Poets Department” solidify its status as a commercial powerhouse. Across all formats including CD, vinyl, cassette, and digital downloads, the album’s 1.4 million copies sold mark the single-largest sales week for any Swift album to date. Previously, her re-recorded version of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” held the record with 1.359 million copies sold in its opening week last year.

Swift’s announcement of “The Tortured Poets Department” as a secret double album added to the excitement surrounding its release. With an additional 15 songs included in the expanded edition, Swift shared her creative journey with fans, stating, “It’s a 2am surprise: The Tortured Poets Department is a secret DOUBLE album. I’d written so much tortured poetry in the past 2 years and wanted to share it all with you, so here’s the second installment of TTPD: The Anthology. And now the story isn’t mine anymore… it’s all yours.”

As fans eagerly await further updates, the monumental success of “The Tortured Poets Department” sets a new standard for Swift’s musical prowess and leaves an indelible mark on the music industry.

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