Taylor Swift Shatters Spotify Record With Her New Album

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Taylor Swift’s latest album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department,’ has become a massive streaming success, breaking Spotify’s record for the most-streamed album in a single day.

The album garnered a whopping 300 million streams, surpassing the previous record held by Swift’s own re-recorded version of ‘1989’.

Spotify took to social media to celebrate the achievement, highlighting that ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ is the first album ever to reach this milestone within a single day. But the good news doesn’t stop there! The single ‘Fortnight,’ featuring Post Malone, also shattered a record by becoming the most-streamed song in a single day on Spotify.

During her Eras Tour in Melbourne, Taylor Swift revealed a creative compulsion behind her new album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department’. While acknowledging the intense emotions poured into the project, she jokingly hinted that it might not be for everyone.

Hours after the album’s release, a twist emerged: ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ was just the first part of a double album titled ‘The Anthology’. Swift announced the surprise on social media, explaining her desire to share all her recent songwriting.

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The complete album includes 15 additional songs, and as Swift stated, the story now belongs to the fans. ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ features a diverse range of influences, with shout-outs to artists like Charlie Puth, The Blue Nile, Lucy Dacus, Patti Smith, Dylan Thomas, and even a possible reference to Kim Kardashian.

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Speculation is rampant among fans, with many believing the songs delve into her short-lived romance with Matty Healy from The 1975.

The album’s impact extends beyond the music. Hundreds of Taylor Swift fans in London stormed a pub mentioned in the lyrics, with The Black Dog pub even checking CCTV footage for clues about Healy’s potential connection to the location.