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Taylor Swift’s “Tortured Poets” Explodes Records, But is it Sustainable?

Boom RadioNG | April 21, 2024

Pop megastar Taylor Swift rewrote Spotify’s history books with “The Tortured Poets Department,” the first album to surpass 300 million streams in a single day. But is this a sign of artistic triumph or manufactured hype?

The 31-track double album, featuring collaborations with Post Malone and Florence + the Machine, dethroned Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter” for the most-streamed album in 24 hours.

The lead single, “Fortnight” featuring Post Malone, also shattered the record for single-day streams.

However, some critics question the long-term impact of such a front-loaded release strategy. Swift’s dominance might be fueled by dedicated fans, but can “Tortured Poets” maintain momentum against a backdrop of constant re-recordings (“Taylor’s Version” albums)?

Only time will tell if Swift’s latest offering is a chart-topping masterpiece or a fleeting online sensation.

Written by Boom RadioNG


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