Swift breaks records with ‘Midnights’


Star Staff

Target displays Taylor Swift’s new album “Midnights.”

Nyla Vazquez, Reporter

Taylor Swift recently came out with her tenth studio album, “Midnights.”

The album has grown to be a big success and has made history, breaking several records. “Midnights” took up all the top ten spots on the Billboard charts. Swift is the first artist to ever to do this, breaking the record that “The Beatles” set in 1964, charting the top five positions.

Not only has Swift taken up the top ten, but she also managed to get every song on her album into the top 100. The lead single “Anti-Hero” has the number one spot on the Billboard charts, making it Swift’s ninth career number 1. “Anti-Hero” also has the third highest number of streams for a track in 24 hours on Spotify, with 17,390,253 streams.

“Midnights” has also succeeded in being the most streamed album in 24 hours (184.6 million streams) and the most streamed act on Spotify in 24 hours (228 million streams).

Swift has created, by far, one of the most outstanding albums in her entire discography. This album expresses different emotions very well. For example, the lead single, “Anti-Hero,” does a great job of indicating what it feels like to be self-conscious and insecure. Swift mentioned in a clip she released that the song was mainly about all the things she tends to hate about herself and how it addresses all aspects of the things we like and dislike about ourselves that we have to come to terms with. I believe that this song has definitely lived up to its description.

The album does a great job of expressing all the different feelings, like starting to be in love or just being in love generally. Some examples of this are “Snow On The Beach,” “Labyrinth,” and “Lavender Haze.” My personal favorite song on the album would be “Question?”. I mainly like this song because it does a great job of emphasizing the paranoia you feel when in a relationship. Overall, I thought the entire album is flawless.

Swift recently announced her upcoming tour “The Eras Tour.” Swift plans to start the tour in the spring. However, the ticket presales crashed the Ticketmaster website.

“Due to extraordinarily high demands on ticketing systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory to meet that demand, tomorrow’s public on-sale for Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour has been canceled,” Ticketmaster announced.

Swift replied to this catastrophe on Instagram:

“It’s really difficult for me to trust an outside entity with these relationships and loyalties, and excruciating for me just to watch mistakes happen with no recourse,” she posted.

Although the tour isn’t starting out as she planned, I would say Swift did a phenomenal job on the album, and I can’t wait for her future projects.