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“Karma Is My Boyfriend,” But “Karma” Is Also Taylor Swift Effortlessly Shattering These 14 Records In 2022

It's Taylor Swift's world; we're just living in it. 🕰

Can I ask you a question...? Do you have any idea how many records the ~mastermind~ herself — Taylor Swift — has shattered this year alone? Between the release of Midnights and her rerecorded albums, Taylor is certainly making 2022 ✨shimmer✨.

I'm the icon it's me"

Karma is my boyfriend? Karma is a relaxing thought? I think “Karma” is also effortlessly breaking, like, every streaming record there is. 💅

Whether she dethroned another celebrity or simply outdid herself, here are 14 records Taylor Swift broke in 2022:

1. Before Midnights' release day had even ended, Taylor Swift had already broken Spotify's record for the most-streamed album in a single day. This also made it the album with the most first-day streams in Spotify history. According to Guinness World Records, the original and 3 a.m. versions of the album acquired 184,695,609 streams total.

How did I get this lucky, having you guys out here doing something this mind blowing?! Like what even just happened??!?! https://t.co/7kDKDrBwiD

Republic Records / Via Twitter: @taylorswift13

In doing so, she beat Drake's Certified Lover Boy record, which got 153.4 million streams in its first 24 hours.

2. She also broke Amazon Music's record for the most first-day streams of an album and the most Alexa requests ever.

Closeup of Taylor Swift

3. AND — surprise, surprise — she broke the Apple Music record, too, making Midnights their biggest pop album of all time by its day one streams.

On October 21st, #Midnights broke the record for the biggest pop album of all time on Apple Music by first-day streams. Congratulations @taylorswift13!

Twitter: @AppleMusic

4. Alright, back to Spotify. With Midnights' record-shattering release, she also broke the record for the most-streamed artist in a single day on Spotify, with 228 million streams total.

To put that into perspective, Guinness World Records pointed out the fact that that number is larger than the populations of every country but four in the world — China, India, Indonesia, and the US.

5. According to Guinness World Records, on November 3, Taylor dethroned Ariana Grande as Spotify's most streamed female artist, totaling 35 billion plays across all credits.

Side-by-side of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande

In total, she's amassed 35,301,822,471 lead streams and 436,110,032 as a featured artist — totaling 35,737,932,503 total streams. At the time, Ariana stood at 34,959,372,134 total streams.

6. Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey broke the record for most single day streams in an all-female collaboration for "Snow on the Beach," surpassing Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga's collaboration, "Rain on Me." The song generated a total of 57.484 million streams.

Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey

7. Midnights also broke the modern-era record in the US for vinyl sales in a single week, selling 575,000 vinyl LPs. To put that into perspective, she dethroned Harry Styles's record for Harry's House, which sold 182,000 copies.

Midnights vinyl

.@taylorswift13's 'Midnights' sold 575,000 vinyl LPs in the U.S. in the latest tracking week, according to Luminate. That's the biggest vinyl week for an album on vinyl since Luminate began tracking music sales in 1991.

Twitter: @billboardcharts

She released five total vinyl varieties — a moonstone blue, a jade green, a mahogany, a blood moon, and a lavender Target-exclusive. The covers of the vinyl LPs combine together to make a clock.

8. According to Billboard, Taylor is the first artist in history to occupy the entire top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in a week. She achieved this the week of November 5, knocking Kim Petras and Sam Smith's "Unholy" off the top 10 chart.

Taylor was able to accomplish this with streams alone, not requiring sales or radio airplay.

9. She also broke the record for female artist with the most top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in history, dethroning Madonna.

Side-by-side of Taylor Swift and Madonna

Taylor now has 40 songs on the list, and Madonna has 38. The only artist with more top 10 hits than her currently is Drake, with 59.

10. According to Billboard, Taylor is also the first artist to spend a full year as #1 on the Billboard Artist 100 list.

Taylor Swift #1 on Billboard

She's currently at 55 weeks as the #1 artist. 

11. With her upcoming Eras Tour, Taylor broke the Ticketmaster record for the most tickets ever sold for an artist in a single day, selling over 2 million tickets.

Taylor Swift onstage

Despite scheduling 52 dates on the upcoming tour, the demand was incredible, and tickets were still basically impossible to get.

12. Taylor broke her own record at the American Music Awards this year as the most decorated AMA winning artist of all time, with 40 total wins.

Taylor Swift holding her American Music Awards

13. Taylor received her sixth Song of the Year Grammy nomination this year for "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)." While she's never won the category, she's the female artist who has been nominated for it the most times.

Taylor Swift holding an award

She's tied for the most nominated artist in the category overall, standing alongside Lionel Richie and Paul McCartney.

14. And finally, after winning Video of the Year for "All Too Well: The Short Film" at the MTV Video Music Awards this year, she set the record as the first artist to win the category for a video they directed AND the first artist to win the category three times.

Dylan O'Brien, Taylor Swift, and Sadie Sink

As Taylor herself once said: “That’s a real fucking legacy to leave." Here's to Taylor shattering even more records in 2023!