Taylor Swift gets the best release of her career with ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’

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The predictions have been fulfilled: 1989 (Taylor’s Version) It is already the best debut of an album in Taylor Swift’s career. The singer, who launched her version of her album that presented her to the world as the authentic pop superstar on October 27, launched on the market and on her platforms, It has sold 1.65 million copies in the United States in its first week. (of which 1,359,000 are pure sales and 375,000 belong to consumption on streaming platforms).

This way, The one from Tennessee has managed to surpass the 1.28 million that the original version achieved nine years ago in its first week, but it is not the only record that has been broken with these figures. Taylor Swift is also the American artist with the best first week of sales for an album in history, surpassing the Oops!…I Did It Again by Britney Spears. If we take into account the rest of the international artists, she is only surpassed by Adele and the release of 25 in 2015, which managed to amass 3.38 million copies sold in the United States.

Globally the new versions and vault tracks of Blank Space, Style, Out Of The Woods either Wildest Dreams They have achieved a whopping 3.5 million copies sold; according to data handled by Republic Records collected by Deadline. At the streaming level, on the other hand, on Spotify 1989 (Taylor’s Version) achieved the best debut for an album of 2023 with 176 million listens on the day of its release and the second in the entire history of the platform, being surpassed only by itself with the launch of Midnights at the end of last year. Only she is capable of surpassing herself!

A year of records

It is worth highlighting one last milestone to understand the magnitude and money that Taylor Swift is capable of moving (although we can count hundreds of examples this year, just with the start of The Eras Tour and its premiere in movie theaters.); and it is that our favorite blonde broke the record for vinyl sold in one week in the United States with 693,000 units. The format is experiencing a golden age thanks to collecting and the fever for nostalgia and, without a doubt, it is one of the great beneficiaries.

And you, have you already been able to listen to 1989 (Taylor’s Version) or are you resisting the Swiftie fever?


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