Taylor Swift’s latest album, titled Folklore, has sold over 1.3 million copies globally in 24 hours, according to Republic Records.
The song hit the airwaves over the weekend and was streamed 80.6 million times, breaking the record for first-day album streams by a female artist. Folklore was also the most streamed pop album on Apple Music on its first day of release, with 35.47 million streams.
Folklore, which is Swift’s eighth studio album, dropped at midnight on Thursday — a surprise to her fans — alongside a music video for the track “Cardigan.” Among her collaborators, indie folk band Bon Iver appears with Swift on the track “exile.”
On social media, Swift also shared her vision for the album. “It started with imagery. Visuals that popped into my mind and piqued my curiosity. Stars drawn around scars. A cardigan that still bears the scent of loss twenty years later. Battleships sinking into the ocean, down, down, down. The tree swung in the woods of my childhood.”