To the surprise of no one, Taylor Swift’s new album Midnights is a certified smash. On its way to debuting at No. 1 in 14 countries — including the US, the UK, Australia, and Canada — Swift’s 10th LP also broke a bevy of records worldwide.
Among her many feats, Swift became the only artist to have five albums debut with over 1 million units sold in their first week in US Nielsen history. Midnights moved 1.578 million units, behind only Adele’s 25 for the biggest debut by a female artist in Billboard history.
Of the 1.578 millions sold, one million of that total was pure album sales — the first album to achieve this since Swift’s own reputation in 2017. What’s more, Midnights sold 575,000 copies on vinyl — the largest week for an album on vinyl since tracking began in 1991.
Update – October 31st: Swift just set yet another Billboard record, becoming the first artist to claim all top ten entires on the Hot 100 in a single week.
Swift’s Midnights also broke Spotify’s records for most global streams in a five-day period and most single day streams. And her song “Anti-Hero” now holds the record for most song streams on the global Spotify chart with 17.39 million.
Further cementing her place in history, Midnights is Swift’s 11th No. 1 album overall, tying Barbra Streisand for most No. 1 albums made by women. She’s also the sixth act to earn more than 10 No. 1 albums over the course of their careers, joining The Beatles (19), Jay-Z (14), Drake (11), Bruce Springsteen (11), and Streisand.
That’s just scratching the surface of the many records Swift achieved with Midnights; you can find them all listed out below.