Even Taylor Swift Can’t Believe The Record ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Just Set On The ‘Billboard’ 200 Chart

Taylor Swift has a long list of haters (including Courtney Love and Neil Tennant). However, the list of supporters is much longer. On April 25, the “Fortnight” singer became the first musician to have an album with one billion streams on Spotify. But now that record seems to be a mere drop in the bucket for Swift.

Today (April 28), the Billboard 200 rankings were revealed and at no surprise, Swift’s latest project topped the list. However, most were shocked to learn just how many records The Tortured Poets Department secured by doing so. According to the outlet, Swift as the artist with the most #1 albums on the Billboard 200 this century.

After learning the news, Swift took her official X (formerly Twitter) page to pen a response.

“What do you MEAN,” she wrote.

“My mind is blown,” she penned. “I’m completely floored by the love you’ve shown this album.
2.6 million ARE YOU ACTUALLY SERIOUS?? Thank you for listening, streaming, and welcoming Tortured Poets into your life. Feeling completely overwhelmed.”

Reviews of The Tortured Poets Department has been divided by fans and critics alike. However, in Uproxx‘s senior pop culture editor Josh Kurp‘s review, he encourages skeptics to dig beyond their “breakup album” assumptions.

“[The Tortured Poets Department] is an introspective mix of both of her styles: the confessional, ripped-from-the-diary lyrics of her older albums meets the character studies of folklore and evermore,” he wrote.

The Tortured Poets Department is out now via Republic. You can order it here.