Taylor Swift has broken yet another record she when scored the biggest one-week vinyl album sales in the US with Evermore.
The album was originally released in December 2020, but only arrived on vinyl last Friday, May 28.
In the three days following the record being made available, Swift racked up over 40,000 copies sold in the US, Billboard reports. That figure means she has already beaten the record previously held by Jack White’s Lazaretto, which sold 40,000 copies in the US in its first week of release in June 2014.
Prior to White’s record, Pearl Jam held the title with their 1994 album Vitalogy, which shifted 34,000 copies in one week. It was the first album to chart in the Billboard 200 through vinyl sales alone since CDs began to dominate the music market.
Since Evermore was released digitally, it has since been issued on CD, cassette and vinyl. The latter version was only just released due to vinyl taking the longest time to produce. The album was Swift’s second surprise release of 2020 following Folklore.
In April 2021, Swift released the first of her re-recorded albums, sharing Fearless (Taylor’s Version). It topped the Billboard 200 upon its release – and would have still gotten to Number One had it not sold a single physical copy, thanks to some impressive streaming numbers.
Evermore’s 26 tracks garnered just short of 143 million plays on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, which, when broken down, is equivalent to 109,000 streaming equivalent album units.
Meanwhile, Swift has been teasing yet more re-recorded music with previews of a new version of ‘1989’’s “Wildest Dreams”. An extended snippet of the song has appeared in a new trailer for the forthcoming, animated Dreamworks film Spirit Untamed.
In March, Swift shared a series of clips from an earlier trailer to her Instagram story with her new version of “Wildest Dreams” playing in the background. Another trailer was released in April. Then, in May, a new video arrived showing an extended look at the film and the new “Wildest Dreams”.