Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department' Breaks Adele's Record with Best Album Debut in 9 Years

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Taylor Swift's new album, "The Tortured Poets Department," is making waves in the music world. Since its release on April 19th, the album has broken records left and right, marking the best opening week for any album in nearly a decade.

The numbers speak for themselves: the album racked up an impressive 2.61 million streams within its first week. The last time we saw this kind of success was back in 2015 with Adele's "25."

According to a report from Variety, Taylor's album also saw a whopping 891.37 million on-demand streams, surpassing the previous record held by Drake's "Scorpion," which had 745.92 million streams during its debut week in 2018.

"The Tortured Poets Department" is not just breaking records—it's demolishing them. Taylor's own previous albums, like "1989 (Taylor’s Version)" and "Midnights," are in the rearview mirror. This latest release sold 1.914 million copies in its first week alone.

And let's not forget vinyl! Taylor Swift has reignited interest in vinyl records, selling a remarkable 859,000 copies of her album on vinyl in the first week—the highest for any album in recent history.

Taylor herself couldn't contain her excitement and gratitude. She took to Instagram to thank her fans for their incredible support: "My mind is blown. I’m completely floored by the love you’ve shown this album. 2.6 million ARE YOU ACTUALLY SERIOUS?? Thank you for listening, streaming, and welcoming Tortured Poets into your life. Feeling completely overwhelmed."

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