Taylor Swift’s music career just seems to be getting more and more successful with every song and album she releases. She’s sold countless millions of records worldwide up to 2020 and she’s released more than six albums, with, the hotly anticipated Reputation was received very well as well. She’s without a doubt one of the biggest pop stars since her debut to 2020, if not the biggest, and here are 11 of the most impressive records she’s broken.
1. Most Billboard Music Awards by a solo artist
Taylor’s impressive haul of 21 Billboard Music Awards is a record-breaking feat, as no other solo artist has won as many Billboard Music Awards as her.
2. Most popular celebrity on social media
Across all social media platforms, Taylor has over 300 million followers, which is considerably more than anyone else.
3. Youngest person to receive a Grammy Award for Album of the Year
Taylor broke this record at the age of 20 when she received the Grammy Award for second album Fearless.
4. Most awarded country album
Fearless went on to win so many awards that it became the most awarded country album in history.
5. Youngest ever woman to make Forbes’ ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ list
Taylor was just 25 when she was ranked #64 on Forbes’ ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ list and was the youngest woman to ever make the list.
6. Highest grossing country music tour
The Red Tour, which Taylor embarked on to promote her fourth album Red, ended up grossing around $150 million and became the highest grossing country music tour in history.
7. Bestselling country song
Taylor’s early breakout hit ‘Love Story’ is the world’s bestselling country single, having sold over 8 million copies.
8. Only artist to have three albums sell over a million in release week
Taylor’s third, fourth and fifth albums (Speak Now, Red and 1989) each sold in excess of a million copies during release week in the US – no other artist has managed to have three albums sell over a million during their first week on sale.
9. Most views in 24 hours for a lyric video
The lyric video for ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ was viewed over 19 million times on its first day of release, almost double the previous record set by the lyric video for ‘Something Just Like This’ by The Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay.
10. Most first-day streams on Spotify
‘Look What You Made Me Do’ notched up 10.1 million streams within 24 hours of being released, beating Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’, which was streamed around 7 million times.
10. Most-watched video within 24 hours of release
The video for ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ was watched a total of 43.2 million times within 24 hours of it being released. This huge number of views comfortably beat the previous record holder, Psy’s ‘Gentleman’, which had 38.4 million views in its first 24 hours.
11. Fastest video to reach 200, 300 and 400 million views
The video has clearly attracted a lot of attention, as it’s been watched so many times it’s not only the fastest to reach 200 million YouTube, but also the fastest to reach 300 million and 400 million!