Taylor Swift’s re-release of ‘Speak Now’ breaks the one-day Spotify streaming record

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Two days after the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), Taylor Swift’s re-released album broke two new Spotify records.

When Taylor Swift first released her album Speak Now In 2010, it won Top Country Album at the Billboard Music Awards, with the track “Mean” winning two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song and Best Solo Performance.

Now, just two days after the release of their newly recorded album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) has become Spotify’s most-streamed album in a single day in 2023 and most-streamed country album in a single day in Spotify history.

“We had the time of our lives breaking records with you,” Spotify tweeted, referencing Swift’s song “Long Live.”

The superstar released her highly anticipated new version of the 2010 album on Friday July 7th, 2023, complete with re-recordings of hits like “The Story of Us”, “Dear John” and “Ours” as well as six new tracks, ” from the safe”.

“It’s here. It’s yours, it’s mine, it’s ours.” It’s an album I wrote solely about the whims, fantasies, heartaches, drama and tragedies that I experienced as a young woman between the ages of 18 and 20 have,” says Taylor Swift says the publication.

“I recorded this album when I was 32 (and still an adult now) and the memories it brought back filled me with nostalgia and appreciation. For life, for you, for getting my job back.”

Swift surprised fans the day after the album’s re-release with a music video for I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault). The video featured the singer with her ex-boyfriend Taylor Lautner and actors Joey King and Presley Cash, both of whom appeared in the music video for Swift’s song “Mean.”

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) shines as the latest achievement from the superstar in the past year. In October 2022, she set the record for the most-streamed album in a single day on Spotify with the release of her album midnight. In June, she broke the Guinness World Record as the only living artist to have ten albums to chart simultaneously on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Swift began re-recording her first six albums after a legal battle with her former record label Big Machine and executive Scooter Braun, who sold her back catalog, reportedly worth $300 million, to a private equity firm. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) is her third re-recorded studio album.