To no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift’s new album Midnight is a certified smash. En route to debut at No. 1 in 14 countries – including the US, UK, Australia and Canada – Swift’s 10th LP also broke a slew of records worldwide.
Among her many achievements, Swift became the only artist to debut five albums with over 1 million copies sold in their first week in American Nielsen history. Midnight 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 million copies sold, one million of that total was pure album sales – the first album to achieve this since Swift’s own album reputation in 2017. What’s more, Midnight sold 575,000 copies on vinyl – the biggest week for an album on vinyl since the release. start of tracking in 1991.
Swift’s midnight also broke Spotify’s records for most global streams in a five-day period and most streams in one day. And her song “Anti-Hero” now holds the record for the most song streams on the worldwide Spotify chart with 17.39 million.
Further cementing her place in history, Midnight is Swift’s 11th No. 1 album overall, linking Barbra Streisand to most No. 1 albums made by women. She is also the sixth act to have earned more than 10 No. 1 albums over the course of their career, along with The Beatles (19), Jay-Z (14), Drake (11), Bruce Springsteen (11), and Streisand .
That’s just the surface of the many records Swift has set by midnight ; you can find them all below.
Read our midnight review , and see the many Easter eggs hidden in her video for “Anti-Hero.” Also check out our updated list of Swift’s albums, ranked from worst to best.