Taylor Swift Reacts to ‘Tortured Poets’ Debuting at 2.6 Million Units: “Feeling Completely Overwhelmed”

Taylor Swift took to social media Sunday to react to news that The Tortured Poets Department debuted to 2.61 million units, the highest of any album since Adele’s 2015 release, 25.

“My mind is blown,” Swift wrote on Instagram beneath a carousel of polaroids from the recording process. “I’m completely floored by the love you’ve shown this album.”

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Billboard reported Sunday that Tortured Poets debuted at No. 1, marking Swift’s 14th chart-topping album in her career, tying with Jay-Z for the most No.1 albums among solo artists in history.

Released April 19, Tortured Poets launched with 2.61 million equivalent album units in the U.S., with vinyl sales representing 859,000 of that number. The record hit 1.9 million total traditional album sales, meaning it secured itself as the top-selling album of 2024, far ahead of Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter (the second most sold) with 228,000.

“Thank you for listening, streaming, and welcoming Tortured Poets into your life,” Swift continued. “Feeling completely overwhelmed.”

Swift will now return to performing her Eras Tour next month, with the first show back in Paris on May 9. In her post, the singer-songwriter wrote that the day “can’t come soon enough.”

Last week, Tortured Poets became Spotify‘s most-streamed album in a single week, passing 1 billion streams only five days after its release. On the day of its release, it became the first album in Spotify history to notch more than 300 million streams in a single day. Swift also holds the record as the most-streamed artist in a single day, breaking her previous record for 1989 (Taylor’s Version) from Oct. 27.

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