Taylor Swift’s latest album, “Folklore,” has sold over 2 million copies worldwide in one week, setting records in the process.
Swift’s eighth studio album also generated more than 500 million streams across various platforms throughout its debut week. Republic Records, Swift’s music label, announced earlier this week that the album sold over 1.3 million copies in its first 24 hours alone.
“Folklore” has already broken records in the United States and worldwide. On its first day on Spotify, the album accumulated 80.6 million streams, setting a new benchmark on the platform for first-day streams by a female artist. Swift also holds the record for the female artist with the most albums debuting above 500,000 sales in the U.S., with all but her first album surpassing the mark. “Folklore” did well on Apple Music, too, breaking the 24-hour record for the most-streamed pop album with over 35 million streams on its first day.
Taylor Swift’s surprise eighth album Folklore makes a shimmering debut atop the Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums Chart this week with 852,700 units, surpassing Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die for the biggest first week of any album so far in 2020 by over 300,000 units.
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