SZA debunks fan rumors of ‘beef’ with Taylor Swift amidst the chart battle between ‘SOS’ and ‘Midnights’:
“I don’t have beef w ANYONE especially not Taylor lmao I genuinely loved her album and the writing!”
‘SOS’ by SZA and ‘Midnights’ by Taylor Swift battling for #1 on next week’s Billboard 200.
‘SOS’ currently leads with 118k units while ‘Midnights’ is at 116.5k units, according to HITS Daily Double.
The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the owner of Ticketmaster following Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ presale disaster.
Taylor Swift issued a statement regarding the Ticketmaster situation for her ‘Eras Tour’:
Well. It goes without saying that I’m extremely
protective of my fans. We’ve been doing this for decades together and over the years, I’ve
brought so many elements of my career in
house. I’ve done this SPECIFICALLY to improve
the quality of my fans’ experience by doing it
myself with my team who care as much about my fans as I do. It’s really difficult for me to trust an outside entity with these relationships and loyalties, and excruciating for me to just watch mistakes happen with no recourse.
There are a multitude of reasons why people had such a hard time trying to get tickets and I’m trying to figure out how this situation can be improved moving forward. I’m not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them, multiple times if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could. It’s truly amazing that 2.4 million people got tickets, but it really pisses me off that a lot of them feel like they went through several bear attacks to get them.
And to those who didn’t get tickets, all I can say is that my hope is to provide more opportunities for us to all get-together and sing these songs. Thank you for wanting to be there. You have no idea how much that means.
Ticketmaster has officially canceled the public on-sale for Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ due to extraordinarily high demands and insufficient tickets remaining.
Live Nation chairman, Greg Maffei, says 14 million people were trying to buy tickets to Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras’ tour: “We did sell over 2 million tickets that day. We could have filled 900 stadiums.” Maffei apologized to all the fans for the ticket fiasco.
Taylor Swift occupies the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 with tracks from ‘Midnights,’ becoming the first artist in history to achieve this.
The streams were strong enough for Taylor Swift to still occupy the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 without any sales or radio airplay.
‘Anti-Hero’ by Taylor Swift officially debuts at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her ninth number-one hit.
She becomes the first artist in history to simultaneously debut a #1 single on the Hot 100 and a #1 album on the Billboard 200 four times.
Taylor Swift ties Ariana Grande as the female artist with the most #1 debuts in Billboard Hot 100 history, both with 5.
Lana Del Rey earns her highest-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Snow On The Beach’ at #4.
Swift surpasses Madonna for the most Top 10 hits in Billboard Hot 100 history by a female artist.
Records were broken by Taylor Swift with the release of Midnights:
• First artist to hold entire Top 10 of the Hot 100
• Biggest album debut in Spotify history
• Biggest streaming week by a female album in history
• First million debut of the post-bundle era
• Biggest vinyl debut
Taylor Swift’s Midnights debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 1.578 million units (1.14 million pure sales). It becomes her 11th #1 album. She ties Barbra Streisand for the most #1 albums in Billboard 200 history among women. She officially breaks and triples the all-time vinyl record in the US with 575,000.
Swift becomes the first artist to debut nine albums with over 500k units on the Billboard 200.
Taylor Swift’s album debuts on the Billboard 200:
Midnights – 1.57m
1989 – 1.28m
reputation – 1.23m
Red – 1.20m
Speak Now – 1.04m
Lover – 867k
folklore – 846k
Red (Taylor’s Version) – 605k
Fearless – 592k
evermore – 329k
Fearless (Taylor’s Version) – 291k
Taylor Swift – 40k
Taylor Swift’s Midnights earned the biggest week for any album in the US since Adele’s ‘25’ in 2015. Midnights marks Swift’s biggest opening week of her career with 1.578 MILLION units, surpassing ‘1989’ (1.287M). Swift has the number #2 and #4 spots for the biggest opening week of a female album.
The list of best opening week units for albums by female artists in the US:
- 25 (3.378M)
- Midnights (1.578M)
- Oops!… I Did It Again (1.319M)
- 1989 (1.287M)
Swift earns the biggest streaming week in US HISTORY for an album by a woman (549.26M). It’s the third largest week ever, after Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ and ‘Certified Lover Boy.’ Swift reached over 10 BILLION streams on Spotify in 2022. She records the biggest streaming year for any female artist in the platform’s history.
Taylor Swift expected to become the first artist in history to occupy the entire Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously.
Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated album, Midnights. The 13-track album is Swift’s tenth studio album. It features Lana Del Rey and is produced by Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift.
Midnights has already broken major records in less than 24 hours of its release. The album broke the record for the biggest album debut in Spotify history, previously held by Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy.’
Amazon Music announces Taylor Swift’s Midnights has broken the record for the biggest album debut globally on the platform.
Based on early numbers, Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ is predicted to earn the biggest post-bundling-era debut in the US alongside the biggest vinyl debut of all time (via HITSDD).
While shattering records, Swift has received support and praise from Selena Gomez and Nicki Minaj. Gomez shows love for Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ in a new Instagram story by shouting her song Mastermind. Nicki Minaj congratulates Taylor Swift on breaking the Spotify album record on Twitter.
Taylor Swift and Janet Jackson shared a little interaction on Twitter. Jackson reacts to Taylor Swift’s shoutout on ‘Midnights’ track ‘Snow On The Beach’ ft. Lana Del Rey. Swift responded by saying, “I have so much love and gratitude for you and all you’ve done to inspire female artists everywhere.”
Her song ‘Lavender Haze’ reached #1 song on US Apple Music. It marks her fifth #1 on the platform. ‘Midnights’ by Taylor Swift places six tracks inside the Top 10 of US Apple Music, so far. She even released the music video for ‘Anti-Hero.’ Swift has surprise-released seven bonus tracks for ‘Midnights.’