Taylor Swift continued to cement her place in music history this year, breaking records throughout 2022 with the debut of her tenth studio album Midnights on Oct. 21 via Republic Records/Universal Music Group.
In just two months, Midnights has achieved over six million album equivalent units worldwide–three million in the U.S. alone–making her the only artist ever to have five albums with over a million units during release week. The blockbuster release moved almost 1.6 million during its debut week and is the first album to sell over a million physical albums since 2015.
“Taylor’s achievements over the past year have been absolutely spectacular! With more than two dozen historic milestones set by Midnights, it’s nearly unimaginable for any artist to sell more than six million albums in less than eight weeks during any era of our business,” notes Republic Records Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Monte Lipman. “These accomplishments further exemplify Taylor’s prowess as the consummate artist and storyteller defining a generation.”
Swift shattered streaming, physical and vinyl album sales milestones around the world as Midnights became the fastest-selling album of her career and she became the first artist in history to capture the entire top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. She has 36.6 billion combined streams of her music and 22.4 million album-equivalent units to-date in 2022.
The superstar also earned multiple awards this year, including: six American Music Awards (Artist of the Year, Country Female Artist, Pop/Rock Female Artist, Music Video, Country Album & Pop Album), extending her lead as the most awarded artist in AMA history; three People’s Choice Awards; the NSAI Songwriter of the Decade; three MTV Video Music Awards; four MTV EMA’s; and four Billboard Music Awards; among others.
Swift has also been nominated for a string of upcoming awards including: four Grammys for Song of The Year (“All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film)”), Best Country Song, Best Music Video and Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Carolina” from the motion picture soundtrack to Where The Crawdads Sing. “Carolina” was also recently nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Critics Choice Award and Hollywood Critics Association Award. “Carolina” was also named to the Oscar shortlist for Best Original Song in 2023.
Universal Music Group Chairman & CEO, Sir Lucian Grainge adds, “Taylor is a multidimensional creative force whose achievements place her among the most accomplished artists in the history of music, and we are thrilled and honored to partner with her across so many aspects of her career.”
In 2023, Swift will embark on her “The Eras Tour,” playing 52 stadium shows in the U.S.
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