Taylor Swift smashes Michael Jackson’s record :
If Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, Taylor Swift is attempting to establish herself as the Queen of Pop. because its most recent sales record just broke a record. Swift has reportedly sold 22.4 million album-equivalent sales across all platforms in 2022, according to a press release from Music Week. This surpasses Michael Jackson’s previous record for the best sales year for an artist in the 20th century. Prior to his death in 2009, he sold 21 million units. Swift’s record-breaking Midnights album, which has garnered six million equivalent sales globally in the past two months since its release, is actually responsible for her success. Immediately after its release, the album became a huge hit and set new marks for streaming and sales. It not only sold 1.5 million units in the US in its first week, but it also made history by becoming the first album to hold all 10 ranks in the Billboard Hot 100 chart’s top 10.
Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Group, commented on Swift’s success in an interview with Music Week, saying: “Taylor is a multi-dimensional 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.”
The founder and CEO of Republic Records, Monte Lipman, added: “Taylor’s accomplishments over the past year have been absolutely remarkable! A musician selling more than six million records in just eight weeks during any age of our industry is practically unthinkable given the more than two dozen historic milestones set by Midnights. These achievements further demonstrate Taylor’s talent as the ideal artist and storyteller who helped inspire a generation.
The “Anti-Hero” singer has gone on to win numerous prizes over the past year, including six American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards, the NSAI Nashville Songwriter Award for Songwriter of the Decade, and many more.
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