Taylor Swift’s 'The Tortured Poets Department' album breaks Spotify streaming record

 



Taylor Swift is writing her way into the Spotify history books (her version) with "The Tortured Poets Department."

On Friday, Swift released her new album which became the first album in the streaming platform's history to garner over 300 million streams in a single day. The album also became the most-streamed album in a single day in 2024, according to a rep for Spotify.

The album's lead single “Fortnight," featuring rapper and genre-bending singer Post Malone, also made history and became the most-streamed song in a day. Swift also claims the top three albums most streamed albums in Spotify history with 2023's "Midnights" and "1989 (Taylor's Version)."

Swift is also now the most-streamed artist in a single day in Spotify history after the release of "The Tortured Poets Department" and its extended version "The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology," a 31-song collection of songs about coming of age, heartbreak, and the private pitfalls and peaks of her public life.

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The Eras Tour singer also makes reference to romance with current partner, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, in and her longtime ex-boyfriend, the British actor Joe Alwyn. On "Tortured Poets," Swift continues to point her songwriting pen at rapper Kanye West, who is now known as Ye, and his ex-wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

"I don't think you've changed much and so I changed your name and any real defining clues; And one day, your kid comes home singin' a song that only us two is gonna know is about you," Swift sings in "thanK you aIMee," which features Kim Kardashian's name spelled out in capital letters while the rest are lowercase.

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The song is an apparent reference to the daughter of Kardashian and Ye (formerly Kanye West), North West. Early last year, North West posted a TikTok featuring Kardashian, with the two dancing to "Shake It Off," from 2014's "1989."




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