Taylor Swift is definitely not the problem!
The “Labyrinth” singer has experienced a monstrous amount of success over the last two weeks. Her tenth album “Midnights,” released only 10 days ago, has been met with strong critical praise and has shattered multiple streaming records.
Earlier today Swift achieved yet another milestone; she currently occupies the ENTIRETY of the first 10 slots on the Billboard charts!
Billboard’s news confirms we are indeed living in ‘Taylor nation’! According to their Twitter announcement about the news, Swift has become the first artist to reach this milestone, calling this week’s Billboard chart sweep “one of the most historic weeks in @billboardcharts history.”
An elated Swift soon responded to the news on Twitter; read on to find out what she has to say!
‘Swifties’ Want Their ‘Midnights,’ Indeed: Looking At ‘Midnights” Record-Breaking Success
The nearly overnight success of “Midnights” proved the “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (10 Minute Version)” singer “can still make the whole place shimmer!”
The Blast was on hand to share the news of “Midnights” early success on streaming services.
Only 24 hours after the record’s release, Spotify reported Swift became the most-streamed artist in a single day within the platform’s history and “Midnights” also achieved the accolade of being the most streamed album of the day!
Consequence recently reported “Midnights” has since broken 72 records in its last 10 days of availability!
According to the outlet, “Midnights” reached the number one spot in 14 countries, and has also become “the only artist to have five albums debut with over 1 million sold in their first week in US Nielson History.”
Despite Massive Amount Of Success, Swift Has Also Faced Criticism Since ‘Midnights’ Release
The massive impact of Swift’s brand-new 13-track success story hasn’t strictly been positive.
Some critics were displeased with Swift’s “Anti-Hero” music video. The music video, released on the same day as the “Midnights” LP, contained a scene featuring Swift weighing herself on a scale that visibly read “fat” as a response.
Listeners voiced their concerns via social media immediately after the music video’s release.
According to our report on the matter, A Twitter user expressed their frustration over Swift’s lack of response to the social media conversation alleging the inclusion of fatphobic imagery at the time, and also how some fans responded to the conversation.
“When @lizzo had a word considered ableist in one of her songs, she apologized and fixed it. Thousands of disabled folks spoke about it. Same with Beyonce. But Taylor has fatphobic imagery and it’s ‘you don’t understand’ directed at fat people?” the tweet read.
The thread inspired multiple types of responses: many users were in agreement and others struggled to see the alleged illustrations of fatphobia depicted in the video.
The situation would soon wind up discussed on “The View,” with the hosts firing back against the critics alleging Swift had intentionally used fatphobic imagery, reasoning that critics had misinterpreted Swift’s intended message.
“She was describing a personal experience,” Sunny Hostin explained, “And quite frankly, it’s a personal experience that a lot of women experience.” The other hosts also added that men experience these struggles as well.
Swift ‘Shakes Off’ The Critics And Celebrates New Billboard Chart Milestone!
10 out of 10 of the Hot 100??? On my 10th album??? I AM IN SHAMBLES. https://t.co/q1n5Zc6pYA
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 31, 2022
Swift, who has vocally discussed her struggle with an eating disorder in the past, would later quietly remove the scene from Apple Music.
The Swift-related conversation on social media would soon revert back to celebration mode following the announcement of her Billboard chart milestone on Monday!
Swift responded to Billboard’s tweet, quote-tweeting, “10 out of 10 on the Hot 100??? On my tenth album??? I AM IN SHAMBLES!”
Fans were certainly deep in the ‘lavender haze’ in response to Swift’s excitement.
Twitter user, @thetaylight, shared a screenshot of Billboard’s Top 10 entries and captioned it “THAT’S A REAL F**KING LEGACY,” nodding to a lyric from the album’s second track “Maroon.”
The chart showcases “Anti-Hero” being in the top spot, “Lavender Haze” second, “Maroon” in third, Swift’s collaboration with Lana Del Rey “Snow On The Beach” at number four, “Midnight Rain” at number five, “Bejeweled” at number six, “Question…? at seven, “You’re On Your Own Kid” at number eight, “Karma” at number nine, and “Vigilante Sh*t” claiming the tenth spot on the charts.
Swift also released a music video for “Bejeweled” last week!