Aside from selling out stadiums all over the world, the pop star is also making history with music streams.
Earlier this week, Spotify announced on social media that Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) broke two records on the streaming platform within a day of its release.
It’s currently Spotify’s most-streamed album in a single day in 2023 as well as the most-streamed country album in a single day in the history of the platform.
“We’ve had the time of our lives breaking records with you,” Spotify wrote in the caption. This is a reference to the song “Long Live” from the album.
The story of ‘Speak Now’
Taylor Swift first released Speak Now more than 10 years ago in 2010. It’s the latest album to get the “Taylor’s Version” treatment, a project which the singer is undertaking in order to regain ownership of her old songs.
“I first made Speak Now, completely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20,” Swift shared on her social media. “The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions and wild wistfulness. I love this album because it tells a tale of growing up, flailing, flying and crashing… and living to speak about it.”
The re-release contains all 16 original songs as well as six never-before-heard tracks “From the Vault.”
Topping the charts
After the first day, the album continued to dominate the streaming service. Swift currently holds 23 of the top 50 slots on the Spotify U.S. Top 50. This includes all 22 songs in Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) and fan favorite “Cruel Summer.”
Meanwhile, in the Philippines Top 50, Swift has 30 songs in the playlist including “Style” from the album 1989 and “Anti-Hero” from Midnights.
In the US, “I Can See You (From the Vault)” is Swift’s top song at the moment. On Friday night, the singer released the music video for the song during her Kansas City concert.
The music video featured her ex-boyfriend (now close friend) Taylor Lautner. Swift also casted Joey King and Presley Cash for the video. Both actors previously starred in the “Mean” music video back in 2010. All actors were invited onstage to celebrate the moment with the pop star.
Following this feat, Swift still has her 2006 self-titled debut album, 1989, and Reputation to re-release.
Banner image via Twitter @taylorswift13.