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Taylor Swift’s ‘Tortured Poets Department’ makes gigantic debut at No. 1


April 29, 2024

Taylor Swift’s latest album “The Tortured Poets Department” is indeed the blockbuster that many expected it to become.

On Sunday, the 31-song double album debuted at No. 1 on the all-encompassing Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 2.61 million so-called equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 25, according to Billboard. 

“Tortured Poets” is Swift’s 14th album to claim the top spot. She is now tied with Jay-Z for the second-most No. 1 albums by a recording artist, both artists being just a handful of steps behind The Beatles’ 19 top albums.

Swift also has the most No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 albums chart among female recording artists.