The vintage vinyl copy of Taylor Swift’s ninth studio album Evermore made history as it sold over 40,000 copies in just three days.
Taylor Swift has outdone herself… AGAIN. The 31-year-old pop sensation recently broke the all-time U.S. record for largest vinyl album sales in one week when her ninth studio album Evermore sold over 40,000 copies in JUST three days. All hail the queen!
The vinyl record for Swift’s Evermore was released on May 28, 2021, and soon smashed all single-week sales, according to MRC Data. Before today, this record had been held by Jack White’s Lazaretto, which had sold 40,000 copies during the first week after release in June 2014.
The even bigger news is that it’s only been three days, and Evermore is already smashing records. Vinyl sales of Swift’s album are predicted to keep rising until June 3, which is the end of this tracking week.
The Blank Space singer had originally released Evermore on December 11, 2020. She had described it as a “sister album” to her surprise record, Folklore. Evermore had debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart upon release.
Billboard also announced that the recent release date of the Evermore vinyl record was boosted by increasing demand for the vintage version of the vinyl. Pre-orders for the vinyl format had been made available five months ago.
Swift took to Instagram to attract sales for the vinyl record on the day it dropped. She quoted lyrics from her song ivy in the post.
She wrote: “Clover blooms in the fields/spring breaks loose/the time is near.”
Swift was all smiles as she posted a picture wearing overalls and a black tank top while lounging in the grass with the Evermore vinyl album. “EVERMORE ALBUM VINYL IS OUT TODAY!! You can get it at your fav indie record store, Target, Walmart & Amazon ✨ , and if you’re feeling even more generous, go ahead and stream it too! That would be cool!” she captioned the photo.
Swift’s inspiration behind Evermore was a series of songs that came to her as a vision. She and her team couldn’t stop writing songs, as she wrote on Twitter. “To try and put it more poetically, it feels like we were standing on the edge of the folkloric woods and had a choice: to turn and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music. We chose to wander deeper in,” she explained.
The singer-songwriter also talked about how Evermore was something she’d never done before. In the past, she has always treated albums as one-off eras and then moved on to planning the next one soon after the album had been released. However, there was something different with Folklore. In making it, she felt less like she was departing and more like she was returning.
The eleven-time Grammy award winner had taken home the Global Icon award at the 2021 Brit Awards last month. She made history by becoming both the first woman and first non-English artist to have taken the award home. Taylor also became the youngest person to win this honor.
She collected the award looking phenomenal in a sparkly two-piece Miu Miu outfit. She delivered a powerful speech on stage as she accepted the award from Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams. Maisie called Swift one of the biggest names in music history and an inspiration to people worldwide.
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